Economy Analysis: Universal Basic Income is back in the spotlight — here are the pros and cons of the much debated topic Updated : January 18, 2019 02:07 PM IST The reports suggest that UBI is being actively explored by the NDA government. Pilots are being run to check if the scheme can bear fruit. In order to relieve farmers from their distress, it was reported that the Modi government is mulling the Universal Basic Income scheme for the sector. Pragmatic problems aside, the debate continues to be between the contradicting ideologies. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.