Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicCash Transfer

Topic: Cash Transfer

Don’t wait for the perfect database. Modi govt can do cash transfers now

It isn’t as hard to find jobless workers in the lockdown as the finance ministry claims it is. There is a way out, if the Centre has the will.

Direct cash transfer best way to help poor in Covid crisis. If Modi govt can’t do it, let us

It is disappointing that direct cash transfers are not a major part of Modi govt's economic package. So here's an idea to make this work.

Flaws of India’s welfare system are visible in our fight against Covid-19

The current welfare system cannot deal with the Covid-19 crisis. It is required to move to a demand-based system of relief and welfare.

50 nations promised cash to fight Covid. Few, like India and Bangladesh, are doing it right

India’s trinity of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, and mobile communications — or JAM — can work wonders if it is used extensively to reform citizen–state engagement.

3 things Congress must explain before India’s poor believe in its minimum income support

While the Congress’ Rs 6,000 a month income guarantee is ambitious, there is no clarity yet on how the 20% poor households will be picked.

With cash transfers, both BJP and Congress are showing no imagination in fighting poverty

The scope for graft in plans like NYAY is massive because the benefit is conditional and administrative authorities hold great discretion.

Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income for poor faces 3 challenges – cost, targeting & delivery

Rahul Gandhi's announcement is certainly good politics, but does it make for good economics?

On Camera

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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