Rahul Lahoti , Mrinalini Jha , Amit Basole
Published in Mint, Jan 19, 2021. Read article here.
The bottom 10% of Indians lost a fourth of their income last year. Can the Budget put a lid on widening inequality? In the shadow of an upcoming Union Budget, these facts acquire more resonance. The govt should consider a covid cess on the rich in order to partly fund direct support to the poor.