Omar Abdullah was non-committal today on giving any deadline for implementing the Food Security Act as the new law will not include the entire poor people in the state who are at present covered under the current PDS mechanism.
Proper selection of beneficiaries by the states and a reformed mechanism of public distribution needs to be put in place if the ambitious food security bill has to achieve its target of mitigating hunger from the country, experts said.
Congress leader Digvijay Singh
on Friday drew attention of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj
Singh Chouhan towards alleged corruption in Public
Distribution System (PDS) in Rajgarh and other districts of
Contending that benefits of public
distribution system have been "limited" for the poor, the
World Bank on Wednesday suggested that the idea of cash transfers
instead of foodgrains can be considered in the long term.