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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
Why Indians should be thankful to SC for killing the Aadhaar

Mar 25, 2014

Why Indians should be thankful to SC for killing the Aadhaar

The problem with the Aadhaar is that it was a technocratic fix to an international prescription to correct an Indian problem. #Congress #BJP #IMF #Supreme Court #CBI #ConnectTheDots #Nandan Nilekani #Aadhaar #UIDAI #Cash transfer #Planning Comission
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
LPG direct cash transfer scheme launched in Wardha

Jun 01, 2013

LPG direct cash transfer scheme launched in Wardha

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday launched the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme in neighbouring Wardha district, about 80 kms from Nagpur. #LPG #Maharashtra #Wardha #Aadhar card #Direct Cash Transfer
Direct cash transfer will not lead to misuse, says Montek

May 30, 2013

Direct cash transfer will not lead to misuse, says Montek

Enthused by encouraging findings of a UNICEF-SEWA joint study on direct cash transfer, Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said its implementation in large scale will not lead to any misuse of money. #India #UPA #Montek Singh Ahluwalia #TheySaidIt #Unicef #SEWA #Direct Cash Transfer #DBT
Memo to Sonia: Cash transfer may not get you a win in 2014

May 30, 2013

Memo to Sonia: Cash transfer may not get you a win in 2014

The direct cash transfer scheme will work if implemented properly over the next three to four years. It won't deliver political dividends by 2014. #Politics #HowThisWorks #Sonia Gandhi #Subsidies #Cash transfers #Espirito Santo #DCT