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Aviation Ministry's role doesn't end with Air India: Jyotiraditya Scindia

In a Q&A, the aviation minister says he believes govt shouldn't be in the business of running airlines and must develop the ecosystem of civil aviation instead

Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Photo: ANI
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Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Photo: ANI

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
For Jyotiraditya Scindia, becoming the Minister of civil aviation is a homecoming of sorts. Nearly 30 years ago, his father Madhavrao Scindia held the same position in the P V Narasimha Rao government from 1991 to 1993.

The step Madhavrao took to repeal the Air Corporation Act of 1953 which would legally allow private airlines to operate has now come a full circle with the privatisation of Air India.

In this interview with Arindam Majumder, the incumbent minister discusses the impact of Air India’s privatisation on the sector. He says that he firmly believes that the government shouldn’t be in

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First Published: Jan 30 2022 | 4:27 PM IST

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