COVER STORY

31-10-1997

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Briefing

Dangers of narrow targeting

Cover Story
The shift from a public distribution system with universal application to a targeted one can leave the poor worse off than before.

A successful system under threat

The concern now in Kerala is whether current Central policies will lead to the dismantling of India's most successful public distribution ...

'The existing system should not be destroyed'

Other
Interview with E. Chandrasekharan Nair, Kerala's Food Minister. Kerala's Food Minister E. Chandrasekharan Nair says that the public ...

Food subsidy and the poor

Other
Interview with Dr. K.N. Raj. Professor K.N. Raj is one of India's most eminent economists and an expert on the economy of Kerala. Dr.

Towards a 'strategic partnership'

Linked by history, Mahatma Gandhi, a million-strong Indian-origin community and growing political, economic and cultural ties, and discovering ...

Flying high

Other
The launch of the IRS-1D with the PSLV-C1 was a significant event despite a minor snag; for the first time an Indian-made launch vehicle has ...

A setback to ISRO

Other
The loss of INSAT-2D will slow down the communication revolution that was brought about by the first and second generation INSATs. T.S.

'Launch established India's PSLVcapability'

Other
Interview with Dr. K. Kasturirangan, ISRO Chairman. Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation, was the centre of ...

Controlled peace

Although the Sri Lankan Army has made progress in establishing a visible regime of outward normalcy in Jaffna, for peace to be real, the people ...

Walking a tightrope

UNLIKE the "Three Princes of Serendip" (Serendip is said to be a former name of Sri Lanka), President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Opposition ...

Poor children in a rich State

Punjab prospers but the blight of child labour remains, as the State fails to address the issue of compulsory primary education.

Representations of greatness

Other
PARVATHI MENON Akbar and His India, edited by Irfan Habib; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997; pages 315, Rs. 495. WE have for ...

A celebrity of world medicine

The Nation
Interview with Dr. Christiaan Barnard. Dr. Christiaan Neethling Barnard, 74, is one of the celebrities of world medicine, one of the most ...

Pillars of the economy

The Nation
The Government's promise of greater autonomy for 'Navaratnas' and 'Mini-Ratnas' has not been backed by financial and policy support, factors ...

Old game, new pawns

Veerappan strikes again. This time, will the rules of the game be different? THE forest brigand Veerappan has belied Karnataka ...

Figuring out Cairo

During Prime Minister I.K. Gujral's Cairo visit, Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak came out against the Taliban and fundamentalism and for India ...

WEAKENING WELFARE

Other
The Targeted Public Distribution System proposed by the United Front Government will have the effect of weakening the social safety net for the ...

Controlled peace

Although the Sri Lankan Army has made progress in establishing a visible regime of outward normalcy in Jaffna, for peace to be real, the people ...

Walking a tightrope

UNLIKE the "Three Princes of Serendip" (Serendip is said to be a former name of Sri Lanka), President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Opposition ...

Poor children in a rich State

Punjab prospers but the blight of child labour remains, as the State fails to address the issue of compulsory primary education.

Representations of greatness

Other
PARVATHI MENON Akbar and His India, edited by Irfan Habib; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997; pages 315, Rs. 495. WE have for ...

Old game, new pawns

Veerappan strikes again. This time, will the rules of the game be different? THE forest brigand Veerappan has belied Karnataka ...

Figuring out Cairo

During Prime Minister I.K. Gujral's Cairo visit, Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak came out against the Taliban and fundamentalism and for India ...

WEAKENING WELFARE

Other
The Targeted Public Distribution System proposed by the United Front Government will have the effect of weakening the social safety net for the ...

'Give foodgrain to the poor, whatever the cost'

Other
Interview with Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs. Although Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is ...

Excluding the poor

Other
THE international experience is that when there is a shift from a universal welfare system, one that is designed to help the poor more than ...

A case for expanding the PDS

KERALA is unique among Indian States in respect of its public distribution system. The PDS has almost universal coverage and, more ...

The terms of the debate

Other
There are two views in the United Front on reforming the PDS. The first, represented by the Finance Ministry, wants reform that will cut back ...

Redefining the poor

The Targeted PDS as implemented in Maharashtra denies the entitlements of vast sections of the poor to subsidised food. THE ...

Pulling back the safety net

ON October 6, a demonstration was staged in Mumbai by the Janata Dal in Maharashtra to protest against the Targeted Public Distribution ...

A successful system under threat

The concern now in Kerala is whether current Central policies will lead to the dismantling of India's most successful public distribution ...

'The existing system should not be destroyed'

Other
Interview with E. Chandrasekharan Nair, Kerala's Food Minister. Kerala's Food Minister E. Chandrasekharan Nair says that the public ...

Food subsidy and the poor

Other
Interview with Dr. K.N. Raj. Professor K.N. Raj is one of India's most eminent economists and an expert on the economy of Kerala. Dr.