India’s changing rural landscape warrants a reworking of policies related to resource allocation to the sector
The road map of the work that the government plans to take up in the non-farming months under the NREGA used to be made public towards the end of the kharif season. It didn’t happen this year. The workers were forced to look for other avenues.
BJP chose to stand its ground in WTO even at the risk of being isolated among the developing countries probably because of Modi's promise of ushering in a new kind of political economy based on the thinking of "Gandhi, Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyay".
Adequate rains in the season could help the rural economy and keep inflation subdued.