Where will the poor go if the PDS is sought to be limited?Of late, the Modi Government is increasingly being pro-rich and anti-poor. The big manifestation of this commonly seen across the board in a very stupid move. The Government wants to transfer some Rs500 to the accounts of those who are now availing the PDS subsidies.
The Government's thinking is the worst that can ever happen in today s times. Even monthly salaries of Rs 25000 have become meaningless in the context of hyper-inflation. Housing is a big mess. The rents are shooting through the roof and it is becoming impossible for the middle classes to even manage a decent living. It is ridiculous to cut down on PDS spending.
The poor will become very angry and upset. The educated know that the rich industrialists have swindled public money. For example, the Anil Ambani group is now showing the bad effects of recipes diversification. He started borrowing left right and centre. Today, his entire group is fighting for sheer survival. All this was done with public money, borrowed from banks.
The country can never prosper if a huge section of the people are underemployed in casual and contract jobs. Given this reality, it is absolutely unjust to even think of reducing the PDS expenditure.
The Government should give up such ridiculous thinking. There is so much of unemployment and underemployment now. Let us not precipitate matters.