The nub of the debate in such matters, whether MGNREGA or Food security, is the time period over which it is being provided. In other words, the policy prescription is different depending on whether one is looking alleviate short-term social distress as against building a long-term economic model.
Unless we find ways of tweaking safety nets we will continue to see a shortage of labour which will impact projects and businesses across the country
Rajan’s famous ability to call a spade a spade comes through when the survey states, “the future holds promise provided we can answer the question that is probably foremost in the minds of India’s young population: “Where will my job come from?”
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