EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND ITS IMPACT ON BPL FAMILIY IN TUTICORIN DISTRICT

Ramesh Kumar S

Abstract


ABSTRACT

The main aim of the study is to examine the effectiveness of Public Distribution System and its impact on BPL family in Tuticorin. The cardholders and non-cardholders (n=446) are randomly selected respondents to represent in Tuticorin districts - Tamil Nadu. Majority of the respondents are BPL families and they have own cards.  The respondents give third preference to rice. The ownership status of the cards is based on the family status of BPL and non-BPL. Purchase periodicity of PDS commodities is based on the family status of the respondents. Cross tabs and chi-square tests are used analyse the data. This analysis infers that the perception of PDS in different commodities is associated with the age groups of the respondents. Both central and state governments should give high priority to the BPL families which are the majority in the society.

Key words: Effectiveness of Public Distribution System and Below Poverty Line.


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