In the second episode of UBI4ALL’s #checkoutbasicincome podcast, Sarath Davala, Chair of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), is interviewed.
In this episode Sarath tells about his life experience: how he became a UBI activist, when before he was skeptic about the idea. He also discusses what he learned in the well-known basic income experiments that took place in India.
Biographical note: Sarath Davala is an independent sociologist based in Hyderabad, India, and is currently the Chair of the Basic Income Earth Network. After a stint as a professor at IIM Bangalore, he switched to the voluntary sector and worked closely with several NGOs and trade unions in India and abroad. He has worked closely with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), and was the Research Director of the Madhya Pradesh Basic Income Pilot Study that was conducted between 2011 and 2013 in India by SEWA. He is the co-author of the book: Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India. He is currently co-directing another basic income pilot project with waste collectors in Hyderabad.
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