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Tamil Nadu parties raise pitch on household income support, flirt with UBI

The season of elections in India has always been ripe for bold policy experimentation. As four states and a union territory go to polls, what catches the eye this time is the direct cash transfer announced by contesting parties in Tamil Nadu.  Earlier this year, Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) announced a monthly income support of Rs 3,000 to women homemakers in the state to compensate for the household chores they do without getting paid. But his political venture is still new to make this reverberate in the political discourse.  DMK (Dravida Munnetra Kazh.....

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