Palliatives are no solutions

Early in his tenure as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had called the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme as a living monument of the failure of the country's effort to tackle poverty. The heavy sarcasm was, of course, directed at the Congress. By the end of his tenure, the Modi government had progressively increased the allocations for MGNREGA and to top it also announced the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to transfer Rs.6,000 per year unilaterally into the accounts of farmers. This is perhaps, the most eloquent evidence of an admittance of the failure .....
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