The Great Indian Debate on Cash Transfers and Basic Income
Basic Income is a cash transfer no doubt. However, not all cash transfers are Basic Income. One important distinction is that a Basic Income is unconditional, while not all cash transfers are unconditional. So, only a particular type of cash transfer can be called a Basic Income. The Indian debate has centered on cash transfers. As opposed to in-kind transfers. And not on Basic Income as such. Here are some of the milestones of the debate.