Anusha Jain

Associate

Anusha Jain is an Analyst in MSC’s Government and Social Impact domain.

Anusha Jain is an Analyst in MSC’s Government and Social Impact domain. Her areas of interests include impact evaluation, data analysis, project management, and social development. Before joining MSC, Anusha was an intern with the Rural Management Area of the Social Transformation Division at TERI. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Forest Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.

Posts by Anusha Jain

Efficacy of India’s food security response during COVID-19

The paper assesses the efficacy of India’s food security response during COVID-19 pandemic. It details out field level insights and also covers the lessons learned from the PDS experience during the pandemic.

Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part II

To check overexploitation of groundwater in Punjab, the state government launched an innovative pilot for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), “Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao” (Save water, earn money). This note highlights the on-ground challenges in the implementation of the pilot and the way forward.

Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part I

This note discusses how free power to the agriculture sector has led to the overexploitation of groundwater in India. It highlights the case of Punjab, where the government launched Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao (Save water, earn money), an innovative pilot program for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), to address the rapidly declining water tables in the state.

PDS portability: Reforms that empower the people

Based on findings from MSC’s diagnostic study on the IM-PDS program, this note examines portability in the public distribution system as a reform to strengthen government service delivery in India