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Has India given up on scale?

Small-scale, local or state-level solutions do not match up to the size of India's ambitions

Mihir S Sharma 

Mihir S Sharma Whatever else may be underwhelming about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, you cannot say it lacks ambition. Mr Modi’s Independence Day speech reiterated and expanded the targets he has set for India in 2022; some had earlier been outlined in more detail by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in a Budget speech. Few could disagree with the notion that a pukka house, reliable electricity, health care, and a decent wage are necessary targets, and with the timeframe within which the prime minister expects that these should be delivered.  To create a decent society, ...

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First Published: Sun, August 27 2017. 22:43 IST
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