Policy watch: Focus on dignity and employment, not distribution of doles

Policy watch: Focus on dignity and employment, not distribution of doles

Policy watch: Focus on dignity and employment, not distribution of doles | Advertisement

The finance minister has been singing praises for the Prime Minister’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). Under this scheme, free foodgrain was given away to needy people. This was praised in a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper . It credited the free foodgrain programme for only a 10 basis points rise in extreme poverty in 2020 to 0.86 percent despite COVID.

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