Cash transfers: Miracle or mirage?9 min read 22 Nov 2015, 01:10 AM IST
The success of cash transfers will depend on how well the government addresses design bugs
The recent economics conclave hosted by the finance ministry in the capital has rekindled the debate on cash transfers in India. Among the invitees to the conclave was one of the most vocal critics of India’s transition to direct cash transfers, Jean Dreze, a development economist and an advisor to the erstwhile United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. But the invitation was revoked at the last moment for reasons that are not quite clear (bit.ly/1Okx3Y6).
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