The food bill in India isn't about how much its going to cost the Indian government. Its about how much money will be squandered in the name of feeding the poor. Years of socialist ramblings has ensured the authors and operators (read, intermediaries and some dealers of PDS outlets) of such schemes are the only ones who benefit. And yes, governments behind such hair-brained schemes mired in corruption too score brownie talking points.
Amidst all of this, the poor in Indian remain hopelessly poor!
Again, it isn't centralising or decentralising schemes of this kind. Its about fundamentally altering a mindset that believes Governments (whether Central or state) can alleviate poverty.
Free Markets can!
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