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Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

Jan 22, 2015

Cutting food subsidy to cash transfer: Panel suggests steps to revamp FCI

The eight-member committee, was set up in August 2014 under the chairmanship of BJP MP Shanta Kumar, to recommend a complete overhaul of the way the mammoth organisation, FCI, functions. #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Food Corporation of India #Ram Vilas Paswan #Food subsidy #Direct Cash Transfer #Panel #wheat rice
After diesel, Modi govt wants to decontrol urea, but it won't work if done in small doses

Jan 20, 2015

After diesel, Modi govt wants to decontrol urea, but it won't work if done in small doses

The NDA government is working on a plan for the gradual phaseout of urea price controls. But an extended phaseout will be politically tougher than a quick one-shot affair. The government should do it quickly. #Subsidies #LPG Subsidies #Direct cash transfers #Union Budget 2015 #Urea Deregulation
The success of Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana depends on rapid expansion of cash transfers

Aug 30, 2014

The success of Modi's Jan Dhan Yojana depends on rapid expansion of cash transfers

There is enough money sloshing in the system to make PMJDY viable. All it needs to political will and an eye for execution. PMJDY's success hangs crucially on Modi's execution skills. #Finance #Banks #Narendra Modi #Direct cash transfers #Accounts #Jan Dhan Yojana
Rahul's way: How to kill LPG reform with one sentence

Jan 18, 2014

Rahul's way: How to kill LPG reform with one sentence

The decision to raise the subsidised cylinder limit to 12 means 99 percent of LPG consumers will get cash in their bank accounts before then polls. The LPG reform is essentially dead. #Rahul Gandhi #Veerappa Moily #Aadhaar #Subsidies #AICC #LPG cylinders #Direct cash transfers
Not just cost, Food Bill will make us a nation of beggars

Jun 08, 2013

Not just cost, Food Bill will make us a nation of beggars

If MNREGA at least has the virtue of making the poor consumers with choice, the Food Security Bill will convert the poor into mere supplicants of the state #Economy #India #Corruption #InMyOpinion #UPA government #Food security #Direct Cash Transfer #Social Spending #FSB #pregnant women