Short Summary: This video summarizes India’s reforms to digitize and transform the cooking gas subsidy from an in-kind to a cash transfer program. It shows why low-income households could not adopt LPG adequately and offers solutions to increase the use of LPG in the country.
This video shows how energy, water, and agriculture in India are interlinked. It explains how policies of one sector have far-reaching implications on others. It also emphasizes on the need for policy interventions that have a cross-sectoral, coherent and integrated approach.
Corner shop diaries: A multi-country year-long research project on micro-businesses
This video offers a glimpse into our Corner Shop Diaries research in eight countries across Asia and Africa. It provides insights into the research and explains the rationale behind conceptualizing it. The video also details the methodology followed and explores the future scope of the research.
Public Distribution System spending by the Indian government
The cost of procurement and distribution of wheat and rice alone understates the expenditure of the Government of India on PDS. This video calculates the total cost of PDS to the government, including various subsidies like fertilizer. It discusses the feasibility of transforming these subsidies and distributing them as universal income support for farmers.
The Government of India has introduced various reforms to enhance efficiency and transparency in the fertilizer distribution system. However, differential fertilizer policies in India have led to the overuse of urea among farmers, which creates an imbalance in soil health. This SI module highlights some reforms to encourage the judicious and efficient use of fertilizers by farmers.