Himanshu, “Is India ready for universal basic income?”

Himanshu, “Is India ready for universal basic income?”

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is rising in popularity in India , where it is often seen as a way to streamline and expedite the distribution of aid to the poor, avoiding the corruption and wastefulness that plague current social welfare programs.

In a recent article for LiveMint , the economist Himanshu (Associate Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University) contrasts this view of UBI with its perception in developed nations that enjoy mature welfare states, such as the Nordic countries. Himanshu contends that developing nations are more likely view UBI as substitute instead of a supplement to existing […]

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