Almost everyone in this Jharkhand block wants food and not cash (Source:


Published On: 23 February, 2018 | Duration: 6 min, 43 sec


In October, Jharkhand government launched a pilot project in Nagri block of Ranchi district that changed the way people could access their food subsidies. Earlier, they could buy subsidised rice priced at Rs 1 per kg from government ration shops. But now they were expected to first go to banks, withdraw the money that the government had transferred into their accounts, and use it to buy foodgrains, which were priced at Rs 32 per kg.


Camera: Aninjit Pakhale


Script: Jean Drèze and Aninjit Pakhale


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