Lokesh is the Co-Founder of Farmart Agri Service Private Limited and is currently working towards solving the most fundamental challenge of Agriculture in India , that is, the low usage of technology that leads to low productivity.
Lokesh was a Senior Manager in Digital Finance—Government and Social Impact (GSI) domain of MSC India. His responsibilities included working with government agencies and service providers to support them in the efficient implementation of G2P transfer programs.
Posts by Lokesh Singh
So many steps forward … And now one big step back
After the progress made on setting a regulatory and policy framework to enable financial inclusion, this blog raises concern over the decision that puts a cap of 1% for agent transaction.
Direct Benefit Transfer program was thought to be effective method of achieving goal of financial inclusion. Its effectiveness was thought to be an outcome of necessity of making payments to individual bank accounts and also because of regularity of payments. However, due to operational issues its progress does not inspire much hope. At best DBT […]
Can “Behavioural Science” Bell Scheme Design Cat? Insights from Exploratory Research on the Public Distribution System in India
The blog highlights the complexities involved in Public Distribution System and why it is imperative for the government to conduct a detailed market and behavioural research before changing the existing system.
Governance is the Weight Around MGNREGS’s Neck: Technology May Offer a Way Out
MicroSave’s experience of the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme across various states has highlighted the inadequate administrative capacity of state governments that limits the potential of the programme.