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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Observing Modi Government

I understand that it is too early to determine the capability of a new government when the cabinet itself has just been enlarged and responsibilities are being assigned, I thought to register some of my observations and things that provoked my thought process.

Firstly, the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign seems to attract, if not significant but a considerable amount of people and it is a welcome step. And yes, it is growing and I think the strategies used to manifest it is working out. I could see a lot of people speak about 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, and getting involved in cleaning activities. I can also see the difference in central government office premises and other public places like railway stations maintained by central government. They are pretty clean than before and most importantly, I saw a shop keeper asking a customer to drop the used coca-cola cans in a dust bin placed at the station. Feels good!

Secondly, the stand of the Indian Government in the world forum in support of subsidies to the poor farmers in the country is a commendable step. It shows the firmness in the government's stand to support the back bone of Indian economy, Agriculture, on which still a significant amount of population depends on. 

What is little scary is the industrial reforms brought by the government. This includes the 'Make In India' campaign and various other measures like the reversal of NPPA's control measures on pricing of 108 medicinal drugs. I see it as a first step towards a quick revival of the already sick Indian economy, but at the same time I am afraid that it should not be achieved at the cost of well being of the people. There is a need for sustainable economic growth and at the same time the development of people in all aspects has to be kept in mind. Let's wait and watch !
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