Opinion | Let’s try a non-linear approach to justice for the poor4 min read 11 Apr 2019, 12:03 AM IST
Poverty is an unstructured problem and solving it calls for design thinking techniques
A political storm brews over the Congress’ announcement to increase social transfers through its Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or minimum income guarantee scheme. The scheme promises an income of ₹72,000 per annum to 20% of families in the poorest-of-the-poor category. Economists and social commentators are justifiably divided on this emotive issue, with arguments for and against it over the social implications of the resultant equity versus the fiscal math of such a scheme.
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