Experimenting with cash transfers in food subsidies – Lessons from the pilot in Nagri
This case study discusses a unique experiment of distributing food subsidy in the Nagri block of Ranchi district. The document discusses the learnings and insights from the pilot that governments can use to inform future experimentation in food subsidy delivery.
Financial inclusion in India received a huge boost, thanks to the PMJDY program, Aadhaar, and the expansion of mobile connectivity throughout the country; but the real catalyst is the country’s digital benefits transfer program.
Dr. Pawan Bakhshi of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Shri Rajiv Srivastava of UP Mandi Parishad speak on MSC and its role in financial inclusion in the context of digital governance for beneficiaries in the country.
Anit Mukherjee from the Center for Global Development explains how MSC’s recent approaches have been able to shape and expand the horizon of policymakers who work in the area of financial inclusion in the context of digital governance.
Direct Benefit Transfer program was thought to be effective method of achieving goal of financial inclusion. Its effectiveness was thought to be an outcome of necessity of making payments to individual bank accounts and also because of regularity of payments. However, due to operational issues its progress does not inspire much hope. At best DBT […]