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.
Enablers For Direct Benefit Transfers Of Fertiliser Subsidy
Over the past few years, there was a continuous effort by the government to streamline the in-kind distribution of fertiliser. Targeting fertiliser subsidies directly to farmers would be a herculean task, but can be attempted by combining several initiatives that the central government and some state governments have undertaken over the past years. This note discusses potential solutions to improve in-kind transfers and suggests few ideas for cash transfer pilots for fertiliser subsidy.
Barriers to Direct Benefit Transfers for Fertiliser Subsidy
The Indian government initiated DBT in fertiliser to plug leakages and bring transparency in the system. Direct Benefit Transfer in Fertiliser (DBT-F) in its current form is a modified subsidy payment system, where the government pays subsidy to fertiliser companies only after fertiliser retailers have sold fertiliser to farmers or buyers. The subsidy isn’t directly credited to farmers in their bank accounts owing to certain challenges. This note highlights the major barriers to distributing fertiliser subsidy through cash transfers and in-kind transfers.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: A demand-side diagnostic
The objective of the study was to examine the efficiency, efficacy, and operational aspects of the scheme and understand the triggers and barriers that drive the behaviour around usage and refills of LPG by the PMUY beneficiaries
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: Challenges and the road ahead
The mere ownership of an LPG cylinder alone is not enough to make people switch from using traditional fuel and chulhas. Challenges like the high cost of refills and lack of doorstep delivery of LPG cylinders in remote locations restrict the regular use of LPG. In this video, MicroSave suggests strategic solutions to enable a […]