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Competition versus reservations

Reservations have eroded human capital in the Indian government, regulatory and public sector institutions

Illustration by Binay Sinha

Illustration by Binay Sinha

Jaimini Bhagwati New Delhi
The promise of India endures yet in Delhi and several urban areas in the country we have been inhaling toxic air particularly during winter months. The June 2013 television images of buildings in Uttarakhand collapsing into swirling waters, annual floods in Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, disruptions during the monsoons in Mumbai add to a sense of outrage. Not everyone is that concerned though since the affluent counter pollution with imported air-filters. In such circles, the commentary is about escaping to alternative homes in the hills, flying off to stay with relatives abroad or emigrating for good. 

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First Published: Nov 28 2019 | 2:41 AM IST

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