Rahul Gandhi’s least possible income assurance scheme grounded on idea of Universal Basic Income: The Interim Budget which the government is going to declare on 1 February 2019 is projected to be a populist one, the one with a quantity of actions and dealings that the management trusts is going to be pro-poor. From the time when the BJP’s condemning in three Assembly elections, mainly due to the disappointment of the agricultural community with the BJP. Spectators have anticipated the BJP to fill the Budget with concessions that will help them gain their favour back.
But Congress chief Rahul Gandhi shattered them to the knock. On Monday, at a march in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur, he proclaimed that if the Congress was voted to authority in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, it will implement a least possible income assurance structure that will safeguard that “there will be no hungry or poor people in India”.
Rahul Gandhi, through his twitter account tweeted, “We cannot build a new India while millions of our brothers & sisters suffer the scourge of poverty.
If voted to power in 2019, the Congress is committed to a Minimum Income Guarantee for every poor person, to help eradicate poverty & hunger.
This is our vision & our promise.”
Shortly after this the former finance minister P Chidambaram said on Twitter that they had conversed the standard of Universal Basic Income (UBI) “extensively in the last two years”, and that the Congress will clarify its proposal in additional fact in its election platform.
In an outer layer, UBI includes giving all residents an assured sum each month, irrespective of whether they work, how much they make and how they expect to use the money. The scheme is intended to substitute all present social welfares like food and fuel subsidies. Supporters of UBI have confidence that the scheme can support to remove scarcity and make the well-being system more resourceful as well as also plank off the risk of employees losing jobs to automation.
The notion of doing away with completely subsidies to mark approach for UBI may perhaps not work here if we talk about the Indian population into consideration. BJP leader Gopal Krishna Agarwal, blaming Rahul of encouraging “the moon to the people”, clarified that when the party had inspected the scheme in 2014, it had settled that straight later arguing all subsidies, they would be capable to recompense merely Rs 6,000 per family for each month from the reserves accessible, which is confidently not sufficient to feed them altogether.
On the other hand, individually the Economic Survey 2017 as well as the Economic Survey 2018 had emphasized the possibility of applying the welfare scheme to assure income to the deprived in at least one or two states in the upcoming years.