A mountain road near the Nathula Pass, an open trading post in the Himalayas between India and China, in Sikkim, India. Photo: Bloomberg

Sikkim, a tiny state in India, wants to pay its 610,500 citizens a universal basic income

  • If successful, the experiment by Sikkim, one of India’s most progressive states, would help alleviate poverty and address the challenge of job automation
  • Detractors of universal basic income say it is an expensive concept that disincentivises work
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A mountain road near the Nathula Pass, an open trading post in the Himalayas between India and China, in Sikkim, India. Photo: Bloomberg
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