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Evaluate the potential of Scheme for Modernisation and Reforms through Technology in Public Distribution System (SMART-PDS) in preventing foodgrain leakage and improving the efficiency of the distribution chain.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Evaluate the potential of Scheme for Modernisation and Reforms through Technology in Public Distribution System (SMART-PDS) in preventing foodgrain leakage and improving the efficiency of the distribution chain. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The article discusses the Smart Public Distribution System (PDS) scheme, which is an initiative to digitize the PDS system in India.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the potential of SMART-PDS and its limitations.

Directive word: 

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving objectives of SMART-PDS.

Body:

In the first part, mention the major features of SMART-PDS.

Next, write about the potential of SMART-PDS: efficient, transparent, and user-friendly by providing beneficiaries with biometric authentication and mobile-based applications.

Next, write about the concerns associated with the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by way forward.