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.
Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana: The benefits unfolded
PMUY has been a phenomenal success so far. The scheme has successfully distributed more than 38 million LPG connections to poor households. The scheme aims at empowering women and changing the quality of their lives by providing them access to clean fuel. This video describes the scores of benefits that PMUY beneficiaries and their families […]
Is Soil Health Card the Magic Pill for Agricultural Woes?
This note focusses on the Soil Health Cards , introduced by GOI for farmers in 2016 under the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture to promote judicious use of fertilisers amongst the farming community.
Endline Assessment of DBT Pilots in TPDS: Some Success and Few Issues
MSC conducted three progress assessments on direct benefits transfer (DBT) in the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) in August, 2015. This note on the final assessment shows mixed results across the key indicators.