India needs jobs, not basic income guarantees

During election season, everyone likes the idea of giving voters more money.

India's Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi, the de facto opposition leader, says his party will guarantee a minimum income for the country's poor if victorious.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2019, with the headline 'India needs jobs, not basic income guarantees'. Subscribe