India will soon be implementing a direct benefits program (DBT) to ensure affordable electricity to the poor households in India, Financial Express has reported, with the World Bank planning the scheme in collaboration with state power distribution companies. The scheme will emulate the ongoing LPG DBT scheme.
Senior Economist of World Bank South Asia Region Fan Zhang praised the reform in distribution of LPG subsidies. He told that the real-time cash transfer programme was a good example of how subsidies should be given to poor households.
“The World Bank is already working with some state distribution utilities in deciding new ways of providing direct cash transfer, rather than create a distortion in electricity price, to protect the poor. Right now Read More
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