Supplyco was formed in 1974 with the primary objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. However, very few know about this objective of Supplyco since it’s commonly perceived as a manifestation of the welfare state, selling commodities at lower prices. This study by CPPR examines the effectiveness of Supplyco model in achieving the objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. After 44 years of operations and expanding itself into retailing with a strength of 1406 outlets across Kerala, it is necessary to evaluate whether the Supplyco model of government intervention is capable of transferring maximum benefits to the consumer.

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