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both from critics and proponents.reforms?where difficulties and roadblocks are underlined in implementing government policieshere there are no shades of grey Reality will unfold differently The legislation will take time States which entitle more in lawand parties which represent themperhaps knowing that in fact benefits are lesswill play-act at championing the underdog Others will take the cue from reformers and ask for cash transfers All this will take time More importantlythe reality is thateven in states with universal coverage of PDS and subsidised grain which is all that the present food security bill is about the actual off-take is normally not more than 40 per centif deficit and surplus states are taken into account In deficit statesthis could be higher by half and in surplus statessimilarly lower Our finance ministry is conservative and it is extremely unlikely that the expenditures will be approved with theoretical numbers There is a more compelling fallacy in the big numbers Per capita rations are multiplied by eligible families But grain preferences are going down Even poor households in India consume more non-grains as their income goes up The income elasticities for grain are less than a fifth of 1 per cent and those for non-grains are between 1 and 2 per cent for poor families If you take that into accountgrain off-take will be much lower than talked about I asked an economist friend who wrote a report on this and he said he used NSS estimatesbut not behavioural trends Not more than two-fifths of the eligible families with the kind of numbers talked about will actually go to the PDS In factthis leads to a major hiccup The special groups in the legislationpoorlactating mothersthe poor girl childhouseholds headed by women and so onare left to the states I know that economists who are critical want to federalise the legislation in the name of efficiency, Asnora, For Mumbai, Both criticise the legislators behind the letter and accuse the Congress of masterminding it. A news report in Panchjanya highlights how several MPs, He has asked people to forgive him and give another chance. There is more of an odour of an ancien regime desperately trying to cling to its privileges than a modern party trying to do good for the people. 2016 10:40 am Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid and his Kolkata Knight Riders counterpart Wasim Akram at the Eden Gardens on match eve.94.

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