ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Lost Opportunity

Nilakantha Rath The finance minister has announced that the government will implement an employment guarantee scheme in the rural areas of eastern India and the dry agricultural regions. This is a welcome decision' more so because it is a shift away from spreading efforts thinly everywhere. But the budgetary heads remain unchanged and the scheme has still to be spelt out. Much more money would be needed to make a reasonable impact in the regions; but there is no indication that this is being seriously pursued. On the whole, there is little indication in the budget that expenditure and orientation-wise there will be any very significant changes over the situation prevailing in

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