Vaccine hesitancy—an impending barrier to India’s COVID-19 vaccination program
As India scrambles to vaccinate its population, it faces a major barrier—vaccine hesitancy. This blog charts a three-pronged approach that combines interventions from both the demand and supply sides to address this issue.
Many MSMEs are dying—can we realize the full potential of the digital revolution to save them?
This blog analyzes the existential crisis that is being faced by MSMEs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and goes further to explore whether exploring the full potential of the digital revolution can save them.
PMAY-G: Transforming the rural housing program in India (Part II)
More than 12 million houses have been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). This blog talks about the major challenges faced by supply and demand-side stakeholders of the program. It further discusses how the Government of India can address policy and operational-level challenges for the smooth functioning of PMAY-G.
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.