Keyword : Cash Transfer

Replacing welfare schemes with cash transfers would be a mistake: Jean Dreze

Jean Dreze is equally concerned with theory of development economics as with its practice. A visiting professor at the department of economics in Ranchi University, he has extensively worked on

DBT Puducherry: State of confusion

Eighty-year-old Shakunthala is hardly able to stand steady on her feet. With slumped shoulders and hunched back she came to the Puducherry civil supplies and consumer affairs office to complain tha

“Cash transfer in PDS is successful in Puducherry”

In your view how cash transfer in PDS has fared in Puducherry? In my view the scheme is absolutely successful. It is one of the experiments that have worked very well. Prima

DBT Chandigarh: An idea whose time hasn’t come

Two years ago 58-year-old Kuldeep Kumar Goyal received enough ration from the local fair price shop to feed his family of four. Goyal, a daily wage earner, lives with his wife Rajrani and two sons

Securing two square meals

Technology and e-governance have a transformational potential of making public services accessible and efficient, and helps in making governments responsive and accountable. As part of Digital Indi

Direct Benefit Transfer: A new regime cometh

Should the state give food grains and other ration items to the needy people or should the state give them just enough cash to buy these items themselves? That was the ‘cash-vs-PDS’ deb

Govt saves Rs 27,000 crore through DBT

Over 30 crore people were benefitted through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in 2015-16 as

DBT Blues: Add a zero at the end

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has strongly contested the government’s claim of having saved several thousands of crores through the direct benefit transfer for LPG (DBTL)

Does cash transfer improve wellbeing of beneficiaries, asks expert

As cash transfer programs continue to grow as major vehicles for social protection, it is increasingly important to understand if these programs break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, or whe

Economic Survey quotes Governance Now

The direct benefits transfer (DBT) was supposed to be the original ‘game-changer’ – in the words of the then finance minister P Chidambaram when it was announced in late 2012. DBT

No plan to replace ration with cash transfer under ICDS

 Calling reports on cash transfer and Aadhar card requirements under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) factually incorrect, the ministry of women and child development has said that t





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