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MGNREGA Is Not The Answer To Rural India's Woes. Here's What Is

Governments cannot be expected to provide ad hoc employment to millions of people until they retire, nor is such a policy beneficial for the larger economy and its productivity. What is a basic function of the Indian government, however, is providing the same people with the skills and education that they need to make themselves employable in the larger economy. India has fallen woefully short in this measure, and the spotlight being on MGNREGA hasn't helped at all.
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You Got Rs 10,000 Crore To Spend? Educate Us!

I like that the government wants to get involved in the technology ecosystem in India. I just wish it felt less like FOMO and more like a long-term vision for real impact. We need people -- smart people, educated people, motivated people. If you really want to spend a bunch of money, let's build schools. Let's make them state of the art. Let's teach coding. Let's teach innovation and creativity.