Inflation can be tackled only by planning on a long-term basis
This is with reference to the article Unclog the food supply chain (Our Take, October 16). With inflation rates ascending with every passing day and a sustained slowdown of the economy it seems that India is suffering from stagflation.
With ever-rising population the challenge for the government is to meet the consumption demand. The use of technology will help in boosting agricultural production manifold. The food security bill is likely to further push inflation and unless long term measures are taken it is a catastrophe that is awaiting us.
Gaurav Gupta, New Delhi
It’s not certain whether the BJP will act independently if it comes to power
With reference to Cut the apron strings (October 16), after coming out of the clutches of a government enmeshed in corruption, the people do not want to see a government in Delhi that is draped in the RSS philosophy. That the BJP itself is aware of the prevailing sentiments is testified in Nardendra Modi’s comment on ‘toilets first, temples later’.
The people are looking forward to a government that will address their problems with far more attention than the present one. However, it remains to be seen how the BJP can detach itself from the fundamentalist group from which it was born.
Subroto Biswas, via email
The government does not have the will to bring back black money
Swiss sign pact to share black money info with India, others (October 16) is welcome news. However, to expect that the government will use this to expose, and take action against, those who have stashed black money overseas is foolish. If the UPA was serious of bringing black money back, it would have availed the provision three years ago. It is to be seen whether the BJP will keep its promise of bringing back unaccounted money if it comes to power. No pact will be of use if the government is not willing to act.
Madan Mohan, New Delhi