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.
Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part II
To check overexploitation of groundwater in Punjab, the state government launched an innovative pilot for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), “Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao” (Save water, earn money). This note highlights the on-ground challenges in the implementation of the pilot and the way forward.
Optimizing groundwater usage through DBT in electricity: Lessons from Punjab-Part I
This note discusses how free power to the agriculture sector has led to the overexploitation of groundwater in India. It highlights the case of Punjab, where the government launched Paani Bachao, Paise Kamao (Save water, earn money), an innovative pilot program for Direct Benefit Transfer in Electricity (DBTE), to address the rapidly declining water tables in the state.
India: Impact of COVID-19 on Business Correspondents
This report highlights the impact of COVID-19 on business correspondent (BC) agents in India and the issues they faced while delivering financial services in the wake of the pandemic. It also offers policy recommendations to help BCs offer uninterrupted services.
Budget 2020: How FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s dictum ‘Nari tu Narayani’ can actually work
This note examines the impact of initiatives targeted towards women empowerment, in light of the budgetary allocations of the Government of India. It also highlights the challenges for women to access these benefits and the factors that must be considered to make a program successful and more gender-centric.
Direct Benefit Transfer in Fertilizer: Fourth round of concurrent evaluation—A nationally representative study
NITI Aayog engaged MSC in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer. This report provides details of the on-the-ground realities of DBT-F implementation and makes actionable recommendations to improve the DBT-F system further.