What are some of the important features of the PDS?

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What are some of the important features of the PDS?
Answer:

  • It is the most effective government policy in stabilising prices and making food available to consumers at affordable prices.
  • It helps in averting widespread hunger and famine by supplying food from surplus regions of the country to the deficit areas.
  • The prices have been under revision in favour of poor households in general.
  • Minimum Support Price announcement has increased the food production and provided income security to farmers.