You have sent latent signal to government to rise awake but matters in public domain are weak. Ganga Cleaning, Smart city, Bullet train, Make in India, Skill development are languishing . Very soon the opposition shall huddle together to exhibit their best eloquence on the above mentioned subject to bring the PM jibe on the floors of houses with sarcasm.
Railway unable to give any speed but making loss. Rail Prabhu fervently initiate new train.
VIP constituency, Varanasi languishes.
Rampant corruption at lower level, with growing the website complaints.
Channels and most of the media say, PM’s, Eco adviser not ready to take outsiders suggestion. Just laugh at all? Government the insiders glow with their institutional diction but fail to reach last mile needy.
Former PM Rajiv and Dr M M Singh accepted in public.
Modi and Yogi appears on papers assets, Rajiv Gandhi too with massive majority recognized experts, professional in glare of public. The experts worked for his development work, PM Modi , has the experts list of Adani and Mukesh further downtown is absent.
PM ‘s experts Amitabh andCo., are good in talking but nation needs its deep down further experts along with foreign expert, duo Indian and foreigners need to work in tandem.
But we or a Govt is completely parasite on FDI.
Skill education needs drastic change in India ,skill ,teacher, we are the best next reach all world over.We can take lead in world but govt slow in taking decisions thus loss of time.
Great talented France in bad shape, Germany blends MSME with big industry, so do the Chinese thus they stay healthy,
We are depending on Big Group , Amazon, Panasonic, Toyota, Mercedes big name whereas employ frugal part and then they shed employment with technology. MSME employ largest number with greater skill, magic wand gets into fantastic magic. Skill Minister unable to deliver, he needs constant coordinating along with corporate giants along with trade unions and association of various sectors in mood of collaborative actions. To create high skills with K s of experts Minister need to scouting in his office but alas the skill home for millions deserted and holding no conference, to tell media the skill injected in growth.
So your write up matches the government has its good will across nation or world over in which we all experts in our field need to make it full, With great regards and wish we all continue to tread path of glory with sincerity with smaller steps
Hence You are absolutely strike the mark.
The Gla ss is More Than Half-Full
Dear Mr. Sagar
I am forwarding my article titled ‘The Glass is More Than Half-Full’ that appeared in “” on 16th May 2017 (Tuesday).
Your feedback and response are as always welcome.
The Gla ss is More Than Half-Full
The Economic Times, 16th May 2017
The Narendra Modi government has completed three rather breathless and turbulent years. So much seems to have changed, or has been in a flux. There is no separate railway budget anymore, with the Union Budget itself having been advanced by a month to February 1.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has statutorily mandated to target predetermined inflation rate with an empowered monetary policy committee (MPC). A brand new fiscal responsibility and budget management (FRBM) framework has been set up. The goods and services tax (GST), a historical reform, is on the verge of being rolled out.
A brand new bankruptcy law has been enacted with its rules now being finalised. State utilities have been freed from their debt burden with the introduction of Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) bonds and solar power generation has been taken to new heights. Highway construction, mired in delays and logjams during the past, has been speeded up significantly. Breathless, indeed.
At the same time, we have the powerful Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) trinity for curbing leakages from government expenditure and improving inclusion. Making e-governance central to the delivery of public services and central government approvals has the potential to significantly bring down delays and rent-seeking in the system.
There are so many new schemes, which, at a recent count, totalled to more than three dozen, with some like Swachh Bharat, Skill India and Digital India being monitored directly by the prime minister himself. This government has clearly been hyper-busy.
It has also not been shy of taking risks, epitomised in some way by the bold decision to demonetise high value currency notes from November 8 to frontally attack the pervasive culture of corruption.
The key question now is whether all this hyperactivity has produced the commensurate positive outcomes.
Or has it been too much bluster without the expected substance?
As always, the perception about outcomes can be a story of a glass being seen as half-full or half-empty. Yes, the GDP growth rate is the highest in the world for any large economy. But it is lower than the average achieved during 2003-11.
The education sector continues to flounder, buffeted as it is by ideological headwinds and bureaucratic confusion. The health sector has not seen much change, let alone improvement.
Agriculture modernisation remains a distant dream, although a beginning has been made with soil cards and promotion of agri-business.
Corruption has, admittedly, gone down at the higher levels. But it continues to plague the common man who continues to face demands and threats from the income-tax inspector and from the local policeman. Jihadi terrorism, Naxal violence and Hindu fundamentalism have certainly not subsided. They may have actually worsened.
And one can go on in that vein.
So, to repeat the image of the glass once more: is the glass more than half-empty after three years, or more than half-full? The country’s electorate clearly does not think that the glass is more than half-empty. Even as a political economist, I would disagree with those who argue that this government has not met expectations.
A strong beginning has been made in challenging entrenched vested interests and corrupt practices. It has also started well in rooting out critical constraints on entrepreneurship, improving governance and establishing a development state in India.
Yes, it will take some time before economic growth accelerates further.
We now have to ensure that social dissonance in the Gangetic plains is minimised for India to achieve the double-digit growth that it must if it is to meet the exploding aspirations of the country’s teeming young population.
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