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Will the JAM trinity dismantle the PDS?

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posted on 14.10.2016, 11:05 by Silvia Masiero
The platform known as the JAM Trinity (an acronym for Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and mobile numbers) may enable a shift from the current Public Distribution System, based on price subsidies, to the direct transfer of benefi ts. However, it is incorrect to argue that JAM technologies will necessarily lead to the demise of the PDS. State-level experiences of computerisation, recounted here, reveal that the same technologies can actually be tailored to improve the PDS, by contributing to reduce the problem of leakage that affects it.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Economic and Political Weekly

Volume

50

Issue

45

Pages

21 - 23

Citation

MASIERO, S., 2015. Will the JAM trinity dismantle the PDS? Economic and Political Weekly, 50 (45), pp. 21-23.

Publisher

Sameeksha Trust

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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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 Economic and Political Weekly and the definitive published version is available at http://www.epw.in/journal/2015/45/commentary/will-jam-trinity-dismantle-pds.html.

ISSN

0012-9976

eISSN

2349-8846

Language

en

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