TIME LAG CALCULATION IN PDS COLLECTION - STUDY ON NAYAGRAM BLOCK OF JHARGRAM DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL
Keywords:Public Distribution System (PDS)
PDS or public distribution system has evolved as an important pillar of Indian food security system. The main aim of PDS is to provide essential commodities for those who needed it most. In India PDS commodity was first distributed in the year 1944. Various reformations have took place from time to time to enhance the PDS coverage. With the implementation of food security bill 2013, government has shifted the patronage of basic human need for food into human right. Present study was carried out in the Nayagram block of Jhargram district, West Bengal. The area was under Jhangalmahal special package PDS of rice and wheat at Rs. 2 per Kg. run by West Bengal government since 2011. No doubt that PDS has exerts its influence to cope up with the long prevailed hunger and starvation. For increasing its accessibility infrastructural reformation is essential. One of such infrastructural backwardness lies in location of establishment. The following study have found 33.16 minute and 64.45 minute with highest total lag of more than 3 hours.