Sikkim will become first state to roll out Universal Basic Income

Sikkim will become first state to roll out Universal Basic Income
Sikkim will become first state to roll out Universal Basic Income

Sikkim will become first state to roll out Universal Basic Income

Sikkim will be the first state to roll out Universal Basic Income (UBI) and has started the process to introduce the unconditional direct cash transfer scheme.


Sikkim’s chief minister and head of Sikkim's ruling party(Sikkim Democratic FrontPawan kumar chamling, quoted that if everything goes right then Sikkim would be the first state to implement Universal Basic Income System and execute it by 2022.

UBI scheme as “a conceptually appealing idea” and a possible alternative to social welfare programmes targeted at reducing poverty.

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