Alekh is the co-founder and CEO of farMart—an Agrifintech platform that offers instant loan facility to farmers through which they can buy various inputs products like seeds, fertilizers, medicines, and rent machinery from their offline channel retail and machinery partners.
DBT in TPDS – A Mid-line Assessment: The Road Ahead Seems To Be Long
MicroSave conducted an assessment on direct benefits transfer (DBT) in the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in August, 2015. This note looks at findings from the mid-line assessment.
Behavioural Biases Affecting Buying Behaviour of Kerosene Consumers for Alternate Fuels
MSC conducted an exploratory research that aimed to understand the enabling factors that might induce consumers to buy and use alternate fuels if direct benefit transfer is implemented.
Setting Public Distribution System Right: Touchstone Case for Direct Benefit Transfers – Part II
In this note on the Public Distribution System (PDS), we compare three alternative distribution models: biometric authentication through Point of Sale (PoS) devices, food coupons, and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
Setting Public Distribution System Right: The Case for ‘Direct Benefit Transfers’ – Part I
This note covers the issues that plague the public distribution system (PDS) in India; alternative methods for distribution being piloted; and necessary steps required to run a successful PDS scheme.’