text of the letter sent to the New Indian Express:
I refer to your editorial captioned 'Robbing the hungry' of the 15th December.( http://www.newindpress.co...)
A few months back, Medha Patkar, had co-authored an article, that had appeared in another prominent national newspaper, criticizing the the PDS in equally strong terms. (http://timesofindia.india... )
However, she seemed to think that the suggested alternative, of 'food stamps' would not work since they could easily be counterfeited. Perhaps, she needs to be made aware of fool-proof arrangements here that new technologies can ensure.
Whatever, with even the likes of Medha Patkar critical of the system, perhaps the only ones who would be opposed to it's being dismantled would now be just the racketeers and a few pseudo-socialists. Isn't it a crying shame that the country continues to allow as massive a loot as an annual Rs 10,000 crores by this lot?
Very much as stated, it is time the citizens brought on pressure to dismantle such a system in its entirety.