Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicMinimum income guarantee

Topic: Minimum income guarantee

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.

Congress party’s minimum-income scheme for the poor is short on funding details

The plan has left economists wondering how this would be rolled out without breaching the budget deficit goal of 3.4% of GDP for the fiscal year starting April. 

Thomas Piketty explains why he is helping Rahul Gandhi with minimum income guarantee

French economist defends Congress' minimum income guarantee scheme, says India's poor have been 'badly treated by the country's elite'.

Thomas Piketty & Angus Deaton help frame Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income promise

British economist Angus Deaton, a 2015 Nobel Prize winner, and French economist Thomas Piketty are helping Congress shape its minimum income scheme.

Rahul Gandhi gatecrashes the Budget and PM Modi’s final exam preparations

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Basic income for poor demands subsidy cuts, a step govts in India are unlikely to take

If no effort is made to consider how a minimum income guarantee is financed, then the expenditure would lead to cuts in public investment & higher borrowing.

No way Congress’ minimum income guarantee will work without raising taxes

Money is what Congress' minimum income guarantee would boil down to.

Modi’s empty kettle whistles loud while Rahul shines Indira’s old shoes

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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