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Rationing out

K.K. Mustafah

The scene at a PDS (public distribution system) outlet in Thrissur city. The PDS in Kerala is on the verge of closure, with the Central allotment of rice for the below-poverty-line sections gradually being withdrawn. Ration dealers allege that the ratio of State's PDS allotment differs greatly from that of the Centre. While some places get 30-35 per cent rice, some others get 50-60 per cent.

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