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Dropping L1 criteria from public procurement a major reform but success hinges on clear norms

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Modi government’s decision to get rid of lowest cost being the only criteria for public procurement is major governance reform. L1 has been a curse for government projects and the change should boost the big infrastructure push. It’ll be successful only if there are clear norms to remove the roadblocks.

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