Direct cash transfers

Cash for vote?

Print edition : March 22, 2013

A kerosene dealer at his shop in Budhi Bawal village, Alwar district, Rajasthan on October 15, 2012. The block was chosen for a pilot scheme in December 2011 to end the sale of subsidised kerosene. Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP

Residents of Budhi Bawal village, Alwar district, Rajasthan. The Kotkasim experiment had problems such as poor access to banks, overcrowding, and poor road connectivity. Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP

The government’s headlong rush to Aadhaar-linked payments for welfare schemes is bound to lead to their disruption and the exclusion of people who need them.
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