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NYAY, PM KISAN problematic, target narrow group: Arvind Subramanian

The former CEA said he is strongly for quasi-universal schemes that 'exclude out' a few rather than 'target in' many, as despite progress, the experience with the latter has been poor

Arvind Subramanian
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Arvind Subramanian

Arup Roychoudhury New Delhi
The Narendra Modi government’s new flagship scheme PM Kisan, as well as the Congress’ NYAY scheme do not meet the criterion of being good, targeted universal basic income (UBI) schemes, former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has said.
 
In a series of tweets on Friday, Subramanian said schemes like NYAY (Nyuntam Aay Yojana), PM Kisan and Telangana government’s Rythu Bandhu are “problematic because they target a narrow beneficiary group”.
 
“I am strongly for quasi-universal schemes that ‘exclude out’ a few rather than ‘target in’ many. Despite progress, our experience with ‘targeting in’ has been poor. Schemes such as

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First Published: Mar 30 2019 | 11:18 PM IST

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