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Universal Basic Income Can Work Only If Welfare Schemes Are Phased Out: CEA Arvind Subramanian

The radical idea of giving free money under a universal basic income plan to reduce poverty can work in India only if the plethora of welfare schemes are phased out, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has said

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Subsidy Bill Up Over 3% At Rs 2.4 Lakh Crore In 2017-18

Subsidies on food, fertiliser and petroleum have been pegged higher by over 3 per cent to more than Rs 2.4 lakh crore for 2017-18

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Economic Survey Weighs Idea Of Cash Handouts To Fight Poverty

The Economic Survey said universal basic income was a persuasive alternative for replacing existing welfare programmes. Yet it warned about implementation risks and the potential cost to government

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PM Modi To Launch Rs 8,000 Crore Scheme For Free LPG Connections To Poor

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on May 1 launch an ambitious Rs 8,000 crore scheme to provide 5 crore free LPG connections to BPL families using the money saved from 1.13 crore cooking gas users voluntarily giving up their subsidies

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LPG Subsidy In Bank Accounts Has Saved Rs 15,000 Crore: Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister said the Jan Dhan and Mudra Yojanas were also very successful and helped more than 20 crore families to open their bank accounts and Rs 1.25 lakh crore of loans are being disbursed

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Lok Sabha Passes Aadhaar Bill To Further Empower Citizens

Thousands of crore rupees will be saved by routing government subsidy through the Aadhaar system, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday

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Food Ministry Seeks $20 Billion In subsidies For 2016-17

India's food ministry wants Rs 1.40 trillion in subsidies for the next fiscal year, a rise of 13 per cent from the previous year, to run a mammoth food welfare programme after two successive droughts

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Subsidies Will Not Be Eliminated But Better Targeted: Modi

PM says unnecessary controls and distortions will be eliminated, promises efficiency in allocation of resources

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India Disappointed With WTO Declaration At Nairobi Meeting

According to the draft decision on cotton, the members decided to phase out export subsidies for developed nations immediately, while it has been marked for developing countries not later January 1, 2017

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