ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Plea for Open Government-Case of Narmada Project

A Plea for Open Government Case of Narmada Project Arun Ghosh OF late, the science of governance appears to be increasingly oriented to secrecy in regard to the functioning of government, and efficient public relations (or PR for short) seems to have been perfected to an art, to replace open debate and to elicit support for government policies. Thus we find that the government budget today reveals less and less, even as government expenditure gobbles up an increasing share of the national product. The sources of routine, rudimentary data are denied to common citizens, not overtly but through non-availability and inaccessibility. Most official data are "for official use only"; and at times even elementary facts are held back under the Official Secrets Act.

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