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

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Social Sector Allocations

The reform packages that the different governments have come up with might have varied in terms of the language used, but have been identical in content. Not much public debate has ever taken place on any of these reform models, as they came from the west and were transplanted on Indian soil. The ?reformists? saw reforms as an end in itself. No attempt was ever made to understand human development concerns and no changes were initiated to mitigate them. The daily gyrations of Sensex seem to excite reformists in Delhi more than the muted wail of the millions who are inherently disadvantaged, exploited and unable to articulate their views. The latest budget, though more sensitive to these concerns in some ways, is no exception.

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