Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies (ISSN: 2315-5086) November 2017 Vol. 6(7), pp 199-207
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Original Research Articles
A Comparative Study of Public Distribution System in the States of Haryana and Punjab
Sultan Singh* and Ashok Kumar**
(*Professor, **Research Scholar, Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Chaudhary Devi Lal University Sirsa-125055, Haryana)
Accepted 27 October 2017
This research is about studying Public Distribution System (TPDS) of Haryana and Punjab for the period 2002 to 2014. It includes allocation and offtake of PDS items, specifically wheat, under Target Public Distribution System (TPDS) in these States . Both primary and secondary data has been used for this study. Consumers from all the categories of society like APL, BPL and AAY were interviewed through questionnaires. It is found from the study that maximum allotment in Haryana was found for the year 2004 followed by 2003 and which is 1342.78 and 1335.87 thousand tonnes respectively and maximum percent offtake is found in the year 2010 and 2011, followed by 2014 and which is 89.5 percent, 83.4 percent and 81.7 percent respectively. In the state of Punjab, maximum allotment was found for the year 2005, followed by 2004 and which is 2372.74 and 2239.33 thousand tonnes respectively and maximum percent offtake is found for the year 2009 and 2010, followed by 2008 and which is 76.06 percent, 68.47 percent and 65.89 percent respectively. A comparative account of allotment of wheat for the period 2002-2014 in Haryana and Punjab indicated that Punjab has allotted wheat in more quantity as compared to Haryana in all the years and there is a drastic difference in the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009. Offtake of wheat is also more in Punjab as compared to Haryana during these years (2002-2004), but the percent offtake of wheat is more in the state of Haryana as compared to Punjab except for the year of 2002, 2008 and 2009. There is zero allocation and offtake of wheat during the year 2013 and onwards for BPL and AAY categories in both the states, as after the NFSA 2013, these categories received wheat under NFSA category.
Keywords: AAY, CBPL, SBPL, OPH and Public Distribution System.