India’s Public Distribution System emerged as a war-time rationing measure during World War II and was largely based on import mechanisms. It was later in 1960 that Food Corporation of India (FCI) and Commission of Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) was set up to boost the domestic procurement and storage of food grains, thus paving a way to make India self-reliant. However, in 1997 PDS was relaunched as Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), transforming the universal provision into a scheme aiming to revamp the targeted poverty-ridden households by providing subsidized food grains through ration shops.
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