If we allow one-third of our citizens to go hungry when sufficient grains are available with us, how can we call the system ‘smart’?
Dreze was expouding on why some ideas flourish while others fall into oblivion, and added that ideas that suit the privileged tend to flourish.
Dr. Arvind Subramanian, former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India, and Prof. Jean Dreze, noted development economist, will also be in the panel.
Prominent people who signed the letter included economist Jean Dreze, Afzal Anees and Kavita Srivastava.
In an interview with TNIE, economist Jean Dreze says Centre is increasingly taking control of social programmes, but is it committed to them?