The order has not taken into consideration the plight of farmers.
It is ironic that CEA Arvind Subramanian’s Economic Survey had a pink cover this year.
The PDS is a lifeline for those who are able to access it.
Given all the chaos and concerns, the Constitution Bench hearing is of utmost importance to provide legal perspective and clarity on the issue.
Digitalisation of farm-based programmes and schemes is likely to result in exclusion - an inexcusable crime at the hands of the government.
Without a privacy law, can we trust the state with all our data?
Interviews in the field suggest a general support for the old system, and a resounding 'no' to cash transfers.