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
Small Finance Bank Licences: Not the End of the Road for Non-SFB MFIs
MFIs that are not small finance banks can also find ways to increase their market share.This note discusses all these aspects in detail.
PMJDY Assessment Round 2: Well Begun is Job Half Done
The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India launched ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) on August 28, 2014 with an objective to ensure at least one active bank account per family. MicroSave and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation designed a survey to track the progress of PMJDY with focus on the presence and performance on Bank Mitrs .
India is a social welfare state. Rs. 2,700 billion (US$43 billion) have been allocated for subsidies in FY 2015-16. The enormous scale and the sheer number of people involved in the logistics of ferrying food grains, cooking gas and a host of other commodities across the country leads to “leakages”.To achieve the dual objectives of: […]
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).