The NYAY Scheme of the Congress*

Apr 8th 2019, Prabhat Patnaik

Prabhat Patnaik argues that the NYAY scheme of the Congress is a form of "charity" rather than establishing an economic right to decent living conditions. But in the current neo-liberal regime, any transfers to the poor are welcome, as long as they do not involve cuts in other social spending.

* This article was originally published in The Wire on April 4, 2019.

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