10th Class Social Science Consumer Rights Question Bank Short Answer Type - Consumer Rights

  • question_answer What is the role of Public Distribution System?

    Answer:

    Public Distribution System ensures availability of essential commodities like wheat, rice, sugar, edible oils and kerosene etc. to the consumers through a network of outlets or fair price shops. The need of public distribution system was felt to check the forces of supply and demand.
    Apart from ensuring food security to the poor as a part of certain administrative measures, public distribution system is also expected to strengthen measures to prevent hoarding, black marketing and over charging by traders.
     


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