Social Welfare

From pillar to post

Print edition : April 27, 2018

People have to make repeated visits to banks, business correspondents and ration shops to buy their PDS rice. Crowded premises and long queues are the norm at banks and customer service centres. Photo: Aninjit Pakhale

On February 26, more than 2,000 people from different villages of Nagri block marched to the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi to protest against the DBT system and demand that the old system of cheap rice at Re.1 a kg be reinstated. Photo: Aninjit Pakhale

A survey conducted earlier this year finds that the direct benefit transfer project is exacerbating the problems of hunger, food insecurity and poverty in Nagri block, Ranchi district, Jharkhand.
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