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Economic Reforms and Public Distribution System

M. Soundarapandian (Author)
Synopsis The main objectives of the New Economic Policy is creating conducive economic environment for promoting sustainable economic growth in the country. The structural reforms comprise measures such as Deregulations, Denationalisation, Defilation, and Devaluation. The Public Distribution System (PDS) in India forms as important strategy for intervening in the distribution of food grains and other essential commodities. The deregulation under economic reforms have influenced the performance of PDS in India. A member of studies made on PDS have shown that the programme is not doing very well. Besides the prevalent view is that the overemphasis on subsidies under PDS is desirable and it is a major anti poverty programme. With the purpose of studying, the impact of the PDS and performance of PDS in Dindigul District during the period 1986-87 to 1995-96, a project work has been done with the help of the financial assistance under Indian Council of social Science Research.
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About the author

M. Soundarapandian

Dr. Mookkiah Soundarapandian (born 1960) took his M.A. (1982) Degree in Economics with Unversity Rank and Ph.D. Degree in Economics (1991) at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He also successfully completed the M.Phil. in Economics (Annamalai University), M.Ed., and M.B.A. Degrees at Madhurai Kamaraj University. He now holds the post of Reader in the Department of Rural Industries and Management, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Gandhigram Tamil Nadu, India. Apart from teaching and extension responsibilities at Gandhigram Rural institute, he has been engaged in research activities. He has published many research articles in various reputed journals at national and international level and ten books, namely, Rural Industries in India, Women Entrepreneurship, Tribal Development in India, Industrial Resourgence in Rural India. Rural Entrepreneurship Literacy Campaign in India, Small Scale Industries (Two Volumes), Handloom Sector in India, etc. Apart from providing research guidance to a number of Ph.D. and M.Phil Scholars, he has directed and completed nine minor research projects and three major research projects that were sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research, University Grants Commission, Ministry of Rural Development, Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, New Delhi and State Resource Centre for Non-formal Education, Chennai.

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Bibliographic information

Title Economic Reforms and Public Distribution System
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186771204
length viii+215p., Tables; Bibliography; 23cm.