ARVIND PANAGARIYA

Sandeep Joshi

Carry On Dr Swamy

You have every right to give a fair warning that there are 27 other officials on your list who you think need to be "fixed". This is too modest a figure, for a vast and Byzantine bureaucracy. About time we had a comprehensive purge.
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The Tall Tales Of Arvind Panagariya

There's something about serving in the Modi government that converts seemingly sensible people into inept spinmeisters. Consider the respected Columbia University economist and NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya. In an 8 May 2016 Business Standard op-ed titled The turnaround in infrastructure, he reeled off the Modi government's many accomplishments in this arena. Following which he warned critics to "ponder the fate of infrastructure in the country had the previous administration continued." Except, if anybody bothers to look closer, Panagariya's claims turn out to be irrelevant, misleading or simply false.
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False Dichotomy: Industry Growth Is Crucial, Needn't Come At The Expense Of Agriculture

Indian farmers and their children recognize the superior prospects that faster-growing industry and services can potentially offer. According to a recent survey conducted by the NGO Lokniti, 62 percent of all farmers say that they would quit farming if they could get a job in the city. As for their children, 76 percent say that they would like to take a profession other than farming.