direct benefit transfers

Cash Transfer of Food Subsidy

February 2, 2017

On 21st August, 2015 notification was issued for the implementation of the Cash Transfer of Food Subsidy Rules, 2015, under the National Food Security Act, 2013. The Rules aim for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for food grains on pilot basis in UTs of Chandigarh and Puducherry.  The...

Shanta Kumar Panel Recommendations and Restructuring the FCI

February 10, 2015

Critically bring out the distortions in the food procurement system and food policy throwing light on the major recommendations of the recent report by Shanta Kumar Panel.

Jan Dhan Yojana and targeted subsidies

February 10, 2015

Examine the key features of the Jan Dhan Yojana and various challenges associated with this scheme. To what extent it might be helpful in rationalizing the subsidies?