Yogi Aggarwal

Yogi Aggarwal

Yogi Aggarwal

The promise of building India

One of the sectors where finance minister Arun Jaitley has been forward looking and has reflected the Narendra Modi-led government’s priorities is in his budgeted expenditure on infrastructure.

Vultures circle promised land

When the Land Acquisition Act was passed by the colonial British government in 1894, it was mainly used to acquire land for the then growing railway network.

Vultures circle promised land

When the Land Acquisition Act was passed by the colonial British government in 1894, it was mainly used to acquire land for the then growing railway network. The sarkar’s prerogative ruled over all lowly matters like peasant rights to compensation and livelihood.

Transfer of cash & responsibility?

The curious thing about subsidies being replaced by the so-called direct cash transfer scheme is that the initiative is unlikely to have the effect the government hopes for and the Opposition fears.

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.