Time to Reverse Socialist Populist Schemes like FSB and NREGA

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  1. Singh

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    Now that the writing on the wall is clear: Congress will be wiped out in 2014. It is incumbent upon Congress to reverse its Socialist Populist Schemes like Food Security Bill, MNREGA etc. and atone for their sins and save the coffers from bankruptcy.

    It is quite clear that India has evolved beyond Indira's politics and into the next-gen politics of Kejriwal and Modi: Development, Governance and Accountability.

    BJP should not second guess itself, it should call for a rethink on NREGA and FSB.

    I hope whosoever forms the next Govt at Centre promises to reverse these colossal mistakes.
     
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    I think it is too late and too difficult to reverse the mistakes now. The only solution is to decrease the funds allocated to these schemes over time.

    The jholachaps and madame got it all wrong. ICT revolution has really changed India!!
     
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    Good point re:fund allocation. Deliberately make these schemes fail, call for a CAG audit, and then close them because of shoddy management.
     
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    I am sure these schemes are anyway going to fail. Direct cash transfer is the way forward, and it needs to be tied to other parameters like women health, child education etc to measure the impact and also give incentive to households to put cash to better use.
     
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    Also, there is the fact that you cant undo any welfare scheme without a huge public outcry. I mean who would be willing to part with their free(supposedly) lunch. It can apply for any welfare measure.

    And btw, what is ICT revolution?
     
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    Well said ! I am in agreement with your views :namaste:

    Though I am a RSS guy and supporter of BJP (for obvious reasons), I feel that, AAP is the best thing which has happened for India in recent past. They might not come in power during subsequent general elections however, they will keep everyone on their toes. I would say AAP will act as a perfect watchdog.

    And Yes, BJP should certainly disband all the absurd schemes started by UPA 1 and 2 if they get chance to rule. Perhaps, they should bring common civil code in the first place.
     
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    that would be a mistake but I digress.
     
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    Chhattisgarh poll results: Raman's populist schemes do the trick

     
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    Why would that be a mistake if it can be implemented ?
     
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    It is the time to reverse KANGRESSIS in INDIA........
     
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    Singh, See the effectiveness of the scheme !

    UPA/Congress never did achieve such a success rate or would never going to achieve because of their corrupt state of mind !
     
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    So you are pro-Socialism if its done right ?
     
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    Of course ! However "right" has at most importance.
     
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    I don't have an opinion about NREGA or FSB. I think it is high time railway ticket subsidies and diesel subsidies are done away with.

    Unfortunately, we are all beneficiaries of socialism in some way or the other. Whilst we justify some socialist policies, we criticize some others. True prosperity will come with gradually doing away with all kinds of subsidies, and eventually, bringing in true free market, including market free from currency manipulation.
     
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    No the reason why the scheme worked in Chattisgarh is the way it was targeted by the Government. Systematically the rot was stopped and the leakages in the PDS were plugged.

    The newspaper has not reported the full details of the coverage of the act.

    From Wiki

    Chhattisgarh Food Security Act, 2012 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you see the figure of 90% is not percentage of the general population but percentage of people who were already covered under the PDS system.

    The biggest lacuna IMO in the UPA scheme was the general sweeping 72% of the population without doing any creditable homework.

    This FSB passed by the Center was merely and solely meant as a headline grabbing opportunity and a vote plank, which has misfired.
     
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    All ? :confused: and benefits such as ?

    I will have to agree on this :namaste:
     
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    @pmaitra one sure way for the IR to make money is to increase the platform ticket. Imagine we are still paying Rs. 5 for the Platform ticket. It should be increased to Rs. 20 immediately and the biggest impact apart from revenue will be that the stations will be empty of the countless number of people who come to see of the passenger.
     
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    Status quo (Rs 5) will be maintained even if the railway board is considering a new price for platform ticket (till the next govt is formed at the center) :D
     
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    FSB Can be withdrawn not NREGA..it's implementation can be re modeled.
     

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