Ruined Rations leave Poor Hungry

In India, the Public Distribution System (PDS) evolved as a system of management of scarcity and for distribution of food grains at affordable prices. It is possibly the largest public distribution system in the world; a network of more than 4.62 lakh fair price shops distributing commodities worth more than Rs 30,000 crore annually to about 160 million families.The scheme is one of the most used political carrots to bait rural and poor voters, the primary benefactors of the scheme. However, as we see in Amit’s video, the reality is far from the impressive statistics pumped out by the government.