[Public Policy] Understanding the Finnish basic income experiment

The concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes has been a part of academic discussion and  deliberation for quite a long time. However  its feasibility analysis by the Economic Survey 2016-17 and recent endorsement of a minimum income guarantee for every poor person in India by Rahul …

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Why is Assam “poor” ?

Being a proud Assamese, my heart weeps in grief but I have to accept the statement that indeed Assam is economically poor. But it is equally important to understand what cripples the Assamese economy. The economy of Assam is undoubtedly in a struggling stage. But is it due to lack of Central Government support? Infact …