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Redesigning the Indian food security system through e-governance: the case of Kerala

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The link between e-governance and development has been widely leveraged for policy formulation in India, however, little is known about its application to food security. This paper fills the gap with a study of Kerala, where the Public Distribution System (PDS), the main national food security program, has been digitalized in its main functions. Findings reveal that the digital program has been purposefully devised to combat the problem of diversion ("rice mafia") of PDS goods to the market: however, issues of partial coverage and mistargeting remain. Lessons are drawn for other states computerizing the PDS and their social safety nets.

Funding

Bagri Fellowship at the Asia Research Centre and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

World Development

Volume

67

Pages

126 - 137

Citation

MASIERO, S., 2015. Redesigning the Indian food security system through e-governance: the case of Kerala. World Development, 67, pp. 126-137.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2015

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal World Development and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.10.014.

ISSN

0305-750X

Language

en

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