NXTFIN-XaasTag: Technology-enabled mainstreaming of farmers’ collectives
XaasTag is an AgTech start-up that provides a digital, collaborative online marketplace. The platform connects agricultural commodity producers, such as farmer producer organizations (FPOs) at one end and institutional buyers at the other, and enables them to directly sell and buy from each other.
Aggois is an AgTech startup that provides short-term credit solutions to farmers in India against the sale of their produce. It has identified a critical financing gap that farmers face between the time they harvest one crop and sow the next. This blog explains how the startup has worked to mitigate this gap and uncover opportunities and challenges.
Way Forward for Delivery of Food Subsidy in India: Lessons from Unconditional Cash Transfers
This publication discusses key findings from the assessment of unconditional cash transfers in the three union territories of Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Puducherry and offers recommendations for the food subsidy program in India.
The case study provides a detailed account of the Government of India’s food security response to the COVID-19 pandemic through its Public Distribution System (PDS), the world’s largest food security program. It captures how the government reached its 810 million poor to provide food grains despite stringent lockdowns.
Universal Basic Income: A policy option for India?
With governments around the world rushing to mitigate the economic fallout of COVID-19, the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has gained prominence. This blog analyzes the suitability of UBI in the Indian context.