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Quasi-universal basic rural income: The way forward

The authors propose an alternative to build a new rural India where a basic income, regardless of agricultural vagaries, will be guaranteed

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Rural Income  |  Indian Economy  |  Fiscal



Quasi-universal basic rural income: The way forward

Crisis also begets opportunity. And years of agrarian distress have done just that. As agricultural incomes have been buffeted, first by droughts and then (ironically) also by surpluses, politicians are trying old and new ways of propping up incomes.

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First Published: Sun, January 27 2019. 23:03 IST