PM Garib Kalyan Yojana: Coverage, identification and impleme...

Project Menu

Overview

As a part of this background paper, we analyse the coverage, identification, and implementation challenges involved with Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and propose solutions to strengthen it. PMGKY is a relief package of Rs 1.70 Lakh Crore announced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme is built upon twelve different schemes already institutionalised by the government. It uses various channels to provide support: in-kind transfers, cash transfers, livelihood support benefits, and insurance support to frontline health workers. In line with the findings of the World Bank’s Schemes to Systems initiative - a crucial challenge when it comes to social protection schemes in India is rectifying identification issues especially when multiple schemes are to be administered. More importantly, the findings highlight the need for convergence and consolidation of various individual schemes. Further, under PMGKY, two sets of stakeholders require more focused targeting. First, there is a clear rural bias that the scheme exhibits leaving the needs of the urban poor unaddressed. Second, unorganised workers are not covered in the scheme- this includes millions of migrant workers and informal sector employees who are likely to face loss of income due to job losses.

People

Team Lead
Vaidehi Tandel

Former Junior Fellow

View Profile
Team Member
Harshita Agrawal

Former Associate

View Profile
Team Member
Sneha P

Former Senior Associate

View Profile
Team Member
Prakhar Misra

Former Senior Associate

View Profile
Team Member
Tvesha Sippy

Associate

View Profile
Team Member
Sharmadha Srinivasan

Senior Associate

View Profile
Team Member
Priya Vedavalli

Associate

View Profile
x Close Window

Please verify your email address to access this content