UBI is, moreover, easy to implement, unlike anti-poverty schemes that suffer errors both of exclusion (the deserving being left out) and inclusion (the undeserving benefiting) even with the best of targeting. The Sikkim Democratic Front intends to make implementation of Universal Basic Income (UBI) a key promise in its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in April-May. The ruling party of India’s smallest state claims that it will roll out the scheme fully by 2022.
As an idea, UBI has intrinsic appeal as well as advantages over normal welfare schemes. By providing every household a minimum income through unconditional cash […]