Vijay is an Assistant Manager in Digital Financial Services domain of MSC India, focused in Government and Social Impact (GSI).
Nutrition literacy: Charting a new path forward
This blog examines the factors that influence people’s food choices and thus their nutritional intake. It also highlights the need for nutrition literacy among the PDS beneficiaries.
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away—the importance of dietary diversity
Based on a study conducted by MSC in August, 2019 to assess the nutritional gaps in PDS households, this blog highlights the importance of incorporating local and diverse food items into the beneficiaries’ diet
A study to assess the nutritional gaps in Public Distribution System (PDS) beneficiary households
MSC’s report examines the PDS food basket and the dietary intake of beneficiary households. We also suggest ways to increase the nutritional efficiency of various government programs to improve the overall nutritional outcome.
DBT in education: A study on delivery of in-kind benefits to elementary school students in Uttar Pradesh
Our study in Uttar Pradesh on DBT in education specifically looks at in-kind benefits transfers to school children.
Where is my teacher?
This publication talks about the primary problem plaguing the education system in India and discusses a few innovative solutions to help improve the situation of public education in the country.
DBT in education: A study of delivery of in-kind benefits to secondary school Students in Uttar Pradesh
The objectives of the study were to understand the processes for the distribution of benefits; understand the allied systems that the processes make use of; identify gaps in the processes and suggest opportunities for improvement.
Is India Ready to Phase-out Subsidised Kerosene?
This blog discussed possibilities regarding how India can phase out kerosesne subsidy.
Cash Coupons – A Viable Alternative?
This India Focus Note explores the cash coupon system, which aims to addresses the existing problems in the Public Distribution System (PDS) in India, which are leakages, quality, and convenience.