Economics

Which food security scheme was initiated for targeted poor people?


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TPDS


SOLUTION

Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) was introduced with effect from June 1997. The focus of the TPDS is on “poor in all areas”. Under the scheme, the government issues 10 kg of foodgrains per family per month for the population Below Poverty Line (BPL) at specially subsidized prices. 

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