Congress bets on minimum income guarantee to end poverty, come to power
Congress promises minimum income guarantee of ₹6,000/month to 50 million 'poor' families if voted to power after Elections 2019
The proposed Nyay scheme aims to provide ₹72,000 annually to 20% of the poorest families, says Congress president Rahul Gandhi
NEW DELHI : New Delhi: Two weeks before Lok Sabha Elections 2019 kicks off, the Congress on Monday promised minimum income guarantee of ₹6,000 per month to 50 million “poor" families if voted to power. The proposed Nyay scheme aims to provide ₹72,000 annually to 20% of the poorest families, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Monday.
N.R. Bhanumurthy, professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, said implementing such a scheme will be a challenge. “However, the proposed scheme is not unimplementable since direct benefit transfer is getting more and more traction. But we need to see which subsidy programmes need to be curtailed and which need to be scaled up."
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