The Gujarat model is nothing but a harsher version of the development path that ruling classes of India chose for itself in the early 1990s.
A sociological analysis of parameters like literacy and sex ratio reveals that Gujarat model is a myth.
You may attack Modi in Gujarat on a dozen things but not on economic, industrial, and infrastructural development and growth.
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The Gujarat model cannot be a model for the whole of India, but it can work at the state government level.
Gujarat is a classic case of a corporate-led development model which involves increasing prosperity for the rich, but very little benefit of growth trickles down to the poor.
If we cut through the marketing hype, Gujarat is not the trailblazer state it is made out to be.
Other economists may call it the ‘Gujarat model’, but keeping industrial growth high and improving agriculture are keeping the state’s development high.
Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar spoke in favour of 50 per cent job reservation in the private sector on the basis of caste, experts weigh in on the feasibility of this suggestion.
No matter how good the law is, it is doomed to remain on paper if unaccompanied by public education, behavioural change and enforement of rule of law.
Chargesheeting rate in rape cases is high. Conviction rate has, however, gone down post-Nirbhaya incident. If stricter laws were a solution, we should have had a better situation.