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Most of the people in low and middle-income countries covered by social protection receive assistance in the form of in-kind food.

The paper presents a case for a phased rolling out of direct benefits transfer (DBT) for Food in India.

As many as 65 per cent of beneficiaries across the three union territories like Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry now prefer direct benefit transfer (DBT) over public distribution system (PDS), according to a new report.

Since 2000, Zimbabwe has been under some pressure to provide more fully for its children. It is not clear whether child poverty has worsened, although AIDS, drought, and economic mismanagement have all compromised poverty reduction.

The Aadhaar-linked Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for reducing leakages in Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) subsidies has been widely advertised as a phenomenal success and has been used to promote Aadhaar and DBT in other spheres by prominent government officials. However, an analyses of various studies and data shows that the government’s tall claims of savings cannot be confirmed and leaves much to be questioned.

Persistent hunger and pervasive malnutrition are serious problems in the developing world. Recent literature suggests that well-designed public policies towards provisioning of social protection/security and strengthening of support measures to smallholder agriculture appear to be effective in reducing hunger and malnutrition.

Kerosene in India is primarily available as a subsidized commodity for household use, and was added to the basket of Public Distribution System (PDS) commodities during the 2nd Five Year Plan (FYP). Kerosene has been continued as a subsidised fuel to provide affordable cooking and illumination (lighting) to households for the last 60 years.

Opposition questions govt's intent to make it a 'money bill'

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi

A Bill to provide for, as a good governance, efficient, transparent, and targeted delivery of subsidies, benefits and services, the expenditure for which is incurred from the Consolidated Fund of India, to individuals residing in India through assigning of unique identity numbers to such individuals and for matters connected therewith or inciden

NEW DELHI: Presenting an optimistic picture of Indian economy, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian's Economic Survey 2015-16 said that amidst the gloomy landscape of unusual volatility in the

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