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Canteens vs PDS: The jury is still out on food subsidy (Hindustan Times)

Aug 20, 2017

Research Fellow Devesh Roy from IFPRI's South Asia Office authored an op-ed in India's Hindustan Times. The article looks at two of India's food subsidy programs: Public distribution system and state-run canteens, and questions to what extent the government should be providing subsidies. Roy argues that once subsidies are implemented, they can be difficult to retract.