About the Book:
The present study goes into the genesis and evolution of rationing through World War I and World War II in UK, USA, Germany and Middle East and in the post War period in Pakistan, Cuba and Nicaragua. It also traces the origin and historical perspective of rationing in India and growth of the system in terms of area coverage, population coverage, commodity coverage and special schemes. A state of development matrix has been developed in terms of area and population covered per FPS. The study also gives the evolution, growth and performance of the institutional framework of procurement, storage and distribution of essential commodities viz. Food Corporation of India, Central Warehousing Corporation, State Warehousing Corporations and State Civil Supplies Corporations. A study of the performance and activities of Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation has also been done in the framework of growth of PDS in Delhi. By analyzing the drawl patterns, an attempt has been made to project the infrastructure requirements of the Delhi PDS over the next few years. Different scenarios have been considered in the projections in the perspective plans. Finally the study has analysed the impact of the Consumer Protection Act (1986) on the cardholders and FPS owners in Delhi. The book will prove useful and informative for students, researchers and teachers besides policy-planners and administrators concerned.