Gist of Editorials: Maximum Gambit | GS – III

Relevance : GS Paper III

Why has this Issue Cropped Up?

The Congress party has promised NYAY scheme to transfer ₹6,000 a month to poor households.

Hurdles in Implementation

  • Fiscal expenditure would be ₹3.6 lakh crore.
  • Problem of authentic identification of the poor.
  • NYAY can fall short as other programmes have

Not an Unsound Idea

  • It will help in addressing health, education and indebtedness needs.
  • Landless workers, marginal farmers, unemployed youth would be benefitted.
  • It can help spur demand and consumption in rural areas in particular.
  • Direct income support in some states have helped reduce agrarian crises.
  • PM-KISAN Yojana is a limited version of income transfer.


Schemes like NYAY can only be one among several prudent welfare policies.