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Insights Daily Debates, Day – 42: Can Direct Cash Transfers to Poor Help Eradicate Poverty in India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 42

22 September 2015

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   Can Direct Cash Transfers to Poor Help Eradicate Poverty in India?

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Transferring cash to poor is said to be an effective way to address poverty. Some say that it’s a lazy short cut on part of the government. Can this mode address real issues of poverty? Can money address poverty? What are the systemic causes of poverty in India? Is Latin America’s success formula relevant to India’s socio-economic realities?