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Prof. Magesh Nagarajan’s co-authored article on ‘Evaluating performance of an untargeted urban food security scheme in India’ has been published in Benchmarking: An international journal, Emerald. Prof. Patturaja Selvaraj (Management Department, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA) is Prof Nagarajan’s co-author. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of the relative performances of Mother’s canteen across the regions of Tamil Nadu and find out the determinants of inefficiencies in the scheme. An untargeted food security scheme called Amma (Mother’s) canteen was started in Tamil Nadu, India, with an aim to provide the urban poor with hygienic and healthy food at an affordable price. Along with secondary data, interviews were conducted to understand the operational details of Mother’s canteen. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) was used to find the relative efficiency of the scheme operated by nine corporations.