Low awareness of fertilizer subsidy: A challenge to subsidy reforms
The government has been considering a policy shift to transfer the fertilizer subsidy amount to the bank accounts of farmers rather than fertilizer companies. In our pan-India study with farmers we found that only one-third of the farmers knew that they purchase fertilizers at a subsidized rate. With such low awareness levels, this policy shift may evoke shock and displeasure since this would require farmers to first purchase fertilizers at the market price.
Highlights of the webinar on “Successful cash support payments to the most vulnerable: Lessons from India”
Timestamps of the webinar conducted on Jun 5, 2020, on the topic: Successful Cash Support Payments to the Most Vulnerable: Lessons from India. Refer to the time stamps below for a better viewing experience.
Trending! MSC and NITI Aayog’s webinar on “cash support to the most vulnerable during COVID-19” gets extensive media coverage
MSC (MicroSave Consulting), in collaboration with the NITI Aayog, organized an international webinar on 5th June, 2020 to discuss and share lessons from India’s successful cash support payments to the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are looking up to business correspondents in the pandemic; but what are they looking at?
The business correspondent (BC) network in India has become indispensable for last-mile financial service delivery across urban and rural centers. In light of the current pandemic, our note highlights the challenges BC agents face while providing services in far-flung unbanked areas.
NITI Aayog continues the collaboration with MSC for financial inclusion under the Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme
MSC inked the renewal of our collaboration with the NITI Aayog. Under this, we will continue to provide technical assistance for the “Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme (TADP)” to enhance financial inclusion.
Direct Benefit Transfer in Fertilizer: Fourth round of concurrent evaluation—A nationally representative study
NITI Aayog engaged MSC in a nationally representative study on DBT in fertilizer. This report provides details of the on-the-ground realities of DBT-F implementation and makes actionable recommendations to improve the DBT-F system further.