Growing food subsidy bill highlights the need for revamping the Public Distribution System. What are the factors contributing to the increasing bill? Suggest measures to improve the system. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/a-case-for-a-revamped-need-based-pds/article34039080.ece In the intro, mention the estimate of subsidy for the financial year 2020-21 at about Rs. 4.23-lakh crore. In the body, mention factors such as high quantum of coverage which is about 67%, low issue cost etc. In the suggestions, mention reducing the coverage, increasing the price in slab etc. Conclude by … Continue reading Growing food subsidy bill highlights the need for revamping the Public Distribution System. What are the factors contributing to the increasing bill? Suggest measures to improve the system. 10 marks