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
Feeding India’s Poor: Plugging Leakages, Without Doing Any Harm
This policy brief discusses two distinct and more recent approaches, namely, Direct Benefit Transfers and e-PDS (i.e. Automation in PDS), as undertaken by different states to address leakages.
Endline Assessment of DBT Pilots in TPDS: Some Success and Few Issues
MSC conducted three progress assessments on direct benefits transfer (DBT) in the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in August, 2015. This note on the final assessment shows mixed results across the key indicators.
There exists an immense potential for G2P payments to further the cause of financial inclusion in India. This note analyses the impediments that affect the realisation of this potential from both demand and supply sides.