New income gap report advocates for universal income. Will govt warm up to the idea?

New income gap report advocates for universal income. Will govt warm up to the idea?

Amid inflation, a report on income inequality has recommended raising minimum income and introducing a universal basic income to help the marginalised community in India. Will the Centre warm up to this idea?

With the poor getting marginalised further, the gap between the top-most and the bottom-most incomes widening, and the income share held by the top 1% is increasing, the idea of raising minimum income and introducing a universal basic income seems to be inching towards the government’s drawing board.

This follows recommendations made in a report on inequality in India commissioned and released by the Economic Advisory Council […]

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