The focus of major mass protests and youth movements in the recent years has been demand for reservation. Marathas are pitching for reservations in Maharashtra, Patidars are seeking reservation in Gujarat and there have been violent protests by Jats in Haryana and Rajasthan for seeking reservation under the OBC category.
Can India deliver economic growth while still being inclusive and an egalitarian society? Is welfare state the way to go? As the debate rages on, future of the countryís growth engine is at stake, says Team Inclusion
"No able bodied working age group person wants to be voluntarily poor. If people are poor, if people can't avail employment opportunities that is because they are deprived of the elements of physical and social infrastructure."
"When the government decides to do a cash transfer it is an acknowledgement of failure of policy reforms. So you are trying to compensate the policy induced losses that farmers have had."
"PM-KISAN scheme is estimated to benefit over 12-crore farmers across the country. A number of schemes are targeted at the support and welfare of farmers, but none of them are as inclusive as the PM-KISAN scheme."
This is a season of manifestos and economic manifesto becomes really important for both policymakers and the public. I want to raise a couple of questions which can be taken up for public debate.
Every now and then we speculate about the future of India. We are always looking at the past or the future but never the present. I regard Indiaís problem as late to catch up. More or less the 40-years after independence were wasted. Between 1947 and 1991, India didnít grow at a decent rate.
In an academic exercise to assess the transition happening in oil industry in India, with focus on recent developments, D C Patra finds out that the Indian oil and gas sector has registered phenomenal growth in both production and consumption.