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Making the Public Distribution System Work


Drawing on empirical observations of operation of public distribution system in different states of India, the paper constructs a preliminary game theoretic model. It argues that an effective public distribution must be as universal as possible, delivery mechanism of fair price shops should be re-formed, they should be make them commercially viable and that special attention should be paid to PDS at times of high food inflation.


universal public distribution system, fair price shop, expected utility, extensive game, India


Author Biography

Debarshi Das

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences


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