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Leak Proof PDS.pptx

Leak Proof PDS.pptx

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The amount of Money Central Govt. loses annually due to Pilferage of PDS = 24,000 Crore Rupees.
Annual Budget of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (RTE) = Rs. 21,000 Crore.
If our government had cared to fix the PDS Distribution before passing the Food Security Bill, they could have doubled the spending on Primary Education.

But can the PDS Distribution be really made leak-proof ? If yes then to what extent ?
We believe, that it is very much possible to make our PDS System 100% Leak Proof, but it cannot be achieved without strong will of Administration.
The amount of Money Central Govt. loses annually due to Pilferage of PDS = 24,000 Crore Rupees.
Annual Budget of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (RTE) = Rs. 21,000 Crore.
If our government had cared to fix the PDS Distribution before passing the Food Security Bill, they could have doubled the spending on Primary Education.

But can the PDS Distribution be really made leak-proof ? If yes then to what extent ?
We believe, that it is very much possible to make our PDS System 100% Leak Proof, but it cannot be achieved without strong will of Administration.

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IMPROVING REACHAND EFFICIENCY OF THEPUBLIC DISTRIBUTIONSYSTEM
Plugging the Leaks
 
The Government of India benefits nearly 6.5 Crore BPL families and 11.5 Crore APL households by providing them food grains at asubsidized cost through the PDS Scheme.
(Ref. 1)
However, the current Public Distribution System is marred by the problem of leakages at many level.The most recent study regarding leakages of PDS by Asian Development Bank in 2012, shows that deserving poor receiveonly 10% of the intended benefits.
(Ref. 2)
Another report by The Hindu claims that the diversion rate of PDS is as high as 85-90 % in states like U.P., Bihar, Rajasthanand Jharkhand.
(Ref. 3)
Due to such high leakages, the Bihar Government ended up spending Rs. 51 per Kg as unintended subsidy cost instead of their intended cost, which was Rs. 4.52 per Kg.
(Ref. 4)
Due to these leakages, India still ranks a poor 65
th
on the Global Hunger Index.
(Ref. 5)
With the passage of Food Security Bill in both the houses of Parliament, it has become very important to design an efficient systemto reduce the leakages in PDS.
Scope of the Problem
 
Cause of the Problem
In this regard, we did a study at the grass-root level and talked to people from Barpar, a remote village in Deoria District of Uttar Pradesh.From their responses, we realized that the discrepancy takes place at 3 levels:
 Some bags of grain do not reach the village they were meant for, from the central warehouse. The transportersleak some bags of grain at the very starting level.
 
When the truck arrives from the Central Warehouse to the village, people do not come to know about it.Days of Opening are not fixed, and there is inadequate information regarding opening of FPS.Moreover, after opening of the shop, the near and dear ones get preference in getting the Ration.Some people do not get ration because it gets finished before their turn comes.(Similar concerns were reported by Ms. Reetika Khera in her Survey
(Ref. 6)
)
 
Due to the villagers being illiterate, the shopkeeper deceives them in two ways
 –
 i)
Measurement Error
ii)
Forged Signing
1.2.3.

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