Basic Income is modest income paid by government unconditionally to all its citizens. It is paid monthly to every individual, irrespective of their social and economic status, i.e., without any means test or work requirement. The basic principle behind this idea is that every citizen is entitled to a basic income, as a matter of right, so as to meet her / his basic material requirements of life.
The purpose of this blog is to facilitate a wider discussion on Basic Income in India. It is anchored by Sarath Davala. The blogposts are written by him and also by guest authors. The views expressed in the articles are entirely those of the individual authors and do not necessarily represent the position of any of the organisations that this website or the authors are associated with.
Sarath Davala is an independent sociologist based in Hyderabad, India. He along with Renana Jhabvala, Soumya Kapoor Mehta, Guy Standing, worked on the Indian Basic Income Pilot projects, and also authored, 'Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India'.