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Title:The public distribution systems of foodgrains and implications for food security: A comparison of the experiences of India and China PDF Logo
Authors:Zhou, Zhang-Yue
Wan, Guanghua
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/98
Abstract:A comparative study of the public distribution systems of foodgrains in India and China is expected to reveal lessons and experiences that are valuable to policymakers. This is particularly important for developing countries in their endeavour to ensure food security. This paper undertakes such an exercise. The main features and developments of the two public distribution systems are first highlighted. This is followed by a comparative analysis of their similarities and differences. The role of public foodgrain distribution systems in ensuring food security is then evaluated. Finally, policy implications are drawn.
Subjects:public distribution system
food security
poverty
food subsidy
India
China
JEL:I31
I38
Q11
Q18
ISBN:9291908827
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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