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Re: Solution to Poverty in India



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Please help make the Manifesto better, or accept it, and propagate it!
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For all this to happen the first thing required is accountability of the
politicians and the beurocrats. Wtihout it none of this is possible. When
decisions are not made on national interest but political interest, we
cannot achieve anything.


On Thu, 21 December 2000, "Dr. Sanjeev Sabhlok" wrote:

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> At 07:06 AM 12/21/00 -0800, "Raju Agarwal" <krantikari@hotmail.com>
>  wrote:
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> >In short, the central 
> >and state governments must put their own fiscal house in order first.
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> Dear Raju, 
> 
> The NIT proposal will help set (among other strategies) the fiscal house in
> order by saving considerable money, achieved by properly directing it to
> the poor upto the point they cross the poverty line. We will then have
> close to zero poverty as well as huge savings in expenditures. Almost all
> PDS, rural development, social welfare, housing, etc., departments will be
> closed down.
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> >A better approach is to link wealth re-distribution (poverty alleviation) 
> >programs with the engines of wealth creation.  
> 
> Wealth creation is never going to eliminate all kinds of poverty. That is
> what I told Sauvik some time ago. There is something called 'natural'
> poverty arising from the presence of the very sick, handicapped, and
> mentally deficient. I have dealt with this point at length in my booklet -
> the "Primer" for wealth creation for S.Asia (on IPI's publication page) as
> well as in the NIT article (on the same web page). What you say is good,
> but to get to the stage where good policies for wealth creation are
> available to us, we must kill the ghost of poverty.
> 
> Thanks,
> Sanjeev
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