Delhi’s inefficient electricity subsidies4 min read 14 Apr 2017, 12:14 AM IST
Instead of a fixed threshold, a progressive system with phase-out would encourage more energy saving and benefit the poor
Who doesn’t like discounts or freebies, especially from the government? Subsidies aren’t inherently wrong—they can help keep goods and services affordable, and encourage “good" things like education. The challenge is making them efficient and focused, so that they help the poor and deserving the most.
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