(photo credit: the hindu.com) It is curious that we learn nothing from experience. The World Bank, sundry bilateral and multilateral donors spent 10% of their funds during the 1990’s on developing generalized skills (also known loosely as capacity development) in developing countries before junking the program, because results were difficult to attribute to inputs and […]Read More Skills Development: putting the cart before the horse?
Elections are around the corner. Babus are petrified of taking decisions. But government is burning the midnight oil to grant “relief” to Reliance, Tata and Adanis to compensate for the poor planning and foresight of these companies under the guise of “protecting consumer interest”. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) decided in April 2013 […]Read More Gas and Power: shine a light please on “deals”.
The Land Bill 2013 is backward looking and shortsighted. Coming 119 years after the predecessor legislation in 1894, it fails on four counts. First, it does nothing to assure citizens that it shall rein in wilfull and unnecessary acquisition of property by the State, as has been happening in the past. Consider that there are […]Read More Land Bill: political gains, future losses.