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Louise Lykke Hvam workplace Student at NIAS

Louise has been a workplace student at NIAS since February.

I am writing my master's thesis on India's Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), a large welfare programme to ensure food security among India's poorest households. Through empirical studies I delve into the lifeworlds of programme beneficiaries and seek to understand the role played by TPDS in providing food security and reducing vulnerability at the household level. I also enter the debate on the future of India's food policies and explore the case for replacing TPDS entirely with a direct cash transfer scheme.