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: 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 […]
Land record digitization-Exploring new horizon in digital financial services for farmers
The Government of India has been taking a lot of new initiatives in order to make the processes efficient and error-free. A recent launch of Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) in August 2008 is one such initiative. Digitised land records will open a lot of new horizons to explore and implement. This focus note discusses few such use cases and the requirements to implement the use cases successfully.