SUB­SI­DIES VS CASH

India Today - - NATION -

The ba­sic tenet on which the Food Se­cu­rity Bill is based is to pro­vide sub­sidised food­grain to BPL and gen­eral house­holds. This means Cen­tral and state gov­ern­ments de­cide who th­ese house­holds are and dole out sub­sidy in the form of pre- de­cided quan­ti­ties of grain. Says Ashok Gulati, chair­man, Com­mis­sion for Agri­cul­tural Costs and Prices, “In or­der to aug­ment in­come of

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