Why is there no convincing road map for vital human indicators?The Union Budget presented recently talks mostly about the macro. There is no mention about job creation. Social security is just not the focus at all. There is hardly any pointers towards increasing minimum wages or innovations in the Public Distribution System. The vital question of how will the States with huge migrant populations like Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka be compensated for additional burden of PDS if the one ration card thing is to be implemented, has not been made clear.
The Union Government wants to eat into powers of States. The so-called thrust towards digital India and the " One" obsession in terms of one party, one election and one language is a sign of things to come. No clarity is there on macro goals. In one stroke, the prices of all essential commodities have already increased. With no new jobs being created, every middle class Indian will settle for cheaper substitutes. Why is there only one obsession about macro economic management?