Topic: Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices; Public Distribution System- objectives, functioning, limitations, revamping; issues of buffer stocks and food security; Technology missions; economics of animal-rearing.
5) What is Public Distribution System (PDS)? discuss its basic objective in India and explain how has coming of Aadhaar changed the functionality of PDS.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is to evaluate What is public distribution system what is its importance and in what way the Aadhaar has changed the mode of functionality of the PDS.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss in detail the concept of PDS, effects of Aadhar on the modalities of its working and how over a period of time it has only gotten better and that there is still scope for improvement.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In short explain what is meant by public distribution system.
The answer should have the following dimensions covered:
What is meant by public distribution system?
What are the drawbacks of public distribution system?
What is the basic objective of public distribution system in India?
How has Aadhaar changed the mode of working of the system – pros and cons.
What are the advantages, challenges etc.
Conclude with way forward.