Archive for: May 2015
Rahul Gandhi has stepped back into caricature rhetoric from the 1960s and 1970s, in which the private sector was ridiculed and vilified.
There is one articulate politician who knows more than he might be likely to admit about corporate influence on political power. Mani Shankar Aiyar brought a sudden energy, purpose and direction to the department of petroleum and gas when he was given this Cabinet portfolio by Dr Manmohan Singh. Suddenly, quite out of the blue, Aiyar was shifted out. He was not dropped from the ministry; nothing quite so brutal, but he was, as it were, put in his place — and that place was as far from petroleum as could be. Why? Continue Reading..
M J Akbar
Roads are a bedrock to the modern world. Good roads network key to economic development.
Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY) focussed on providing allweather road connectivity in rural areas of the country was floated on 25th December 2000 and is a fully funded Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The mission of this programme is to “provide sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India through all weather road access to rural habitations to improve their livelihood opportunities including farm to market connectivity and quality of life bringing them in the main-stream of socio-economic activities”and the vision is “Rural Road Connectivity for sustainable and inclusive growth of rural India.” Continue Reading..