Food Security

Deprivation by design

Print edition : February 03, 2017

Inside a ration shop in Kerala. Retail ration dealers, unsure of the viability of their business under the new system, are restive and wholesale dealers have approached the court against being pushed out of the PDS system altogether. Photo: S. Gopakumar

P. Thilothaman, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, inspects the rice varieties after the inauguration of "Árikkada" (rice shop), one of the direct market interventions of Supplyco to ensure the availability of all categories of rice at a reasonable rates, in Kozhikode on December 22, 2016. Photo: K. Ragesh

The ruling Left Democratic Front has announced a series of agitations demanding restoration of the universal statutory rationing system in Kerala.
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