Is it time for a universal basic income in India?11 min read . Updated: 27 Aug 2016, 11:37 PM IST
Unconditional cash transfers may sound like a smart way to fight poverty, but questions remain over whether the country can afford it
Even after three decades of sustained economic growth and a proliferation of welfare schemes, roughly one in three Indians still live below the poverty line, according to the last report on poverty estimates submitted by the Rangarajan committee in 2014.
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