India – Universal Basic Income

Why Cong’s universal basic income promise in Kerala is not far-fetched

The Congress, in its 2019 election manifesto, introduced the concept of Nyay, or Universal Basic Income, a concept pushed by Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India. It did not get any traction with the electorate as the Congress lost badly as a nationalistic wave swept the country after the Pulwama attack. Rahul Gandhi, however, is persisting with the concept and built the campaign in Kerala in this election around Nyay.

Indian state Sikkim to implement universal basic income by 2022

The Sikkim Democratic Front-led government in the northeastern state declared its intention to implement a Universal Basic Income (UBI) programme in its manifesto ahead of regional elections in 2019 and aims to implement it by 2022.

Universal Basic Income scheme might become a reality before 2019 elections in India

The Modi government is mulling over the scheme of Universal Basic Income (UBI) before the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
The government is seeing UBI as a more efficient means than the one-time universal loan waiver. It is believed that UBI will help a large number of people, including small farmers, out of financial distress.