There are no other viable short-term options to boost income for the least-skilled migrant and rural labour but for the government to spend directly on infrastructure, says Jaimini Bhagwati
, but he points out that there are few shovel-ready infrastructure projects in the pipeline, and significant coordination with state governments is tough. What’s to be done? He suggests here
that the Centre identify projects in Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states that could be quick picks for execution.