Cash transfer against PDS (Hindi)
The finance minister’s Budget speech proposed a radical change in subsidies: instead of trying (and failing) to provide subsidized goods to the needy, the government would provide cash transfers. This would cut wastage and leakages in subsidies. This episode speaks in favour of PDS because it would provide direct support to people who are poor. Cash Transfer would not benefit the poor in the long run. In support of this Anjali Bhardwaj from Satark Nagrik Sangathan gave her view on the same.