The present book provides a balanced coverage of the practices and scope of PDS in India. It contains a detailed analysis of the administration and the organisation of the PDS as also the operational aspects of the fair price shops. It also contains an exhaustive account of how PDS has been targeted towards the consumers. A number of suggestions have been made in this book to further revamp the system so as to make it more effective. With its up-to-date and comprehensive coverage, this book is essential reading for those who are concerned with PDS.