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Do we really want to give our youth free money?

Rahul Gandhi’s move to ensure minimum income guarantee (MIG) for the poor is well-intentioned. But it could damage the psychology of a nation which is proud of its demographic dividend.

Here’s something for you to think about as poll season picks up and thus also begins the season for audacious announcements. The latest is the announcement of an unconditional cash handout to the poor of the country, as promised by Congress party president Rahul Gandhi. 

As a nation, we need to extend a helping hand to the vulnerable. We need to step up for those who have been left behind. Social security nets across the world have worked favourably in alleviating people out of poverty. So yes, most definitely, we need a better and a wider social security net that expands to cover the poor, the elderly and

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