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Govt, business, civil society must implement direct cash transfers to avoid 'society-wide poverty trap', says Noble Laureate Esther Duflo
Business

Govt, business, civil society must implement direct cash transfers to avoid 'society-wide poverty trap', says Noble Laureate Esther Duflo

Duflo, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) , and Director, J Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), made her remarks in the first session of a three-part webinar series titled ‘Leaders with Purpose’ co-hosted by Samhita Social Ventures and IDFC Institute

Recovery in economy has to be led by private investments; government spending cannot work alone
Business

Recovery in economy has to be led by private investments; government spending cannot work alone

Capex injects funds directly into the spending stream and is hence superior to even direct cash transfers where the action of the beneficiary can never be guessed accurately

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

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.

LPG prices will be freed after Delhi polls in Feb; you could get cash upto Rs 6,800 p.a.
Economy

LPG prices will be freed after Delhi polls in Feb; you could get cash upto Rs 6,800 p.a.

The NDA is moving ahead on deregulating LPG prices by fixing a limit on the subsidy at Rs 568 a cylinder. The decontrol will be announced anytime in March or April.

LPG deregulation is next: consumer may get fixed subsidy; prices will change monthly
Economy

LPG deregulation is next: consumer may get fixed subsidy; prices will change monthly

The shift to direct cash transfers for LPG cylinders makes it inevitable that the Modi government will decontrol prices and move towards fixed subsidy payments into consumer accounts

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Why is Aadhaar being shoved down our throats?
Business

Why is Aadhaar being shoved down our throats?

There is no legal mandate to issue Aadhaar to all Indian residents. But the Unique ID is being pushed without legal sanction or any privacy protection

Direct benefit transfer: nobody to take onus of frauds
Politics

Direct benefit transfer: nobody to take onus of frauds

It is surprising that the government launched a scheme, which has the potential to become a breeding ground of scams in the coming years, without putting in place a mechanism to take the responsibility of such an eventuality.

How TN is demolishing the centre's cash transfer argument
Economy

How TN is demolishing the centre's cash transfer argument

Tamil Nadu's message to finance minister P Chidambaram that cash transfers instead of PDS amount to escaping from public responsibility is a line that all chief ministers should take. Here's how PDS can be made more efficient.

Cong being extra cautious in first phase of cash transfers
Politics

Cong being extra cautious in first phase of cash transfers

Despite an ambitious rollout plan, the government is being extra cautious in launching its direct cash transfers scheme in the first phase.

Does the direct cash transfer scheme work? Kotkasim residents say no
India

Does the direct cash transfer scheme work? Kotkasim residents say no

The small town in Rajasthan where the pilot project of the direct cash transfer scheme was carried out say it doesn't work.

PMO directs ministries to operationalise direct cash transfer
Politics

PMO directs ministries to operationalise direct cash transfer

"I would request you to get down to the immediate task of operationalising Direct Cash Transfers in the identified schemes in your Department," said Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

BJP meeting EC: Says Direct Cash Transfers are 'voter bribery'
Politics

BJP meeting EC: Says Direct Cash Transfers are 'voter bribery'

Senior BJP leaders are meeting the Chief Elections Commissioner over the government's newly announced direct cash transfer scheme, saying that its introduction just before the Gujarat assembly elections is a violation of the model code of conduct.

Why direct cash transfer shouldn't be used to kill the PDS
Economy

Why direct cash transfer shouldn't be used to kill the PDS

The proponents of the direct cash transfer scheme speak about how the scheme will do away with the Public Distribution System. But is this really a good idea?

Cash transfers: Congress will face a last-mile problem
Economy

Cash transfers: Congress will face a last-mile problem

Clearly, cash transfers mean a lot of homework, but the Congress has not done enough of it so far.

Is direct cash transfer ready for rollout? Not yet, say experts
Economy

Is direct cash transfer ready for rollout? Not yet, say experts

The experts have noted the limited success of the government's pilot project and other factors that are missing to make the scheme a success.

Why we simply can't hurry into Direct Cash Transfers
Economy

Why we simply can't hurry into Direct Cash Transfers

Is the haste to roll out direct cash transfers the best idea in a state that doesn't have other systems in place?

Give direct cash transfers instead of subsidies, says Chidambaram
Economy

Give direct cash transfers instead of subsidies, says Chidambaram

The Finance Minister today called for direct cash transfer of subsidies in food, fertilizers and petroleum by the end of the 12th Five-Year Plan period.