May 31, 2017

The Protesting Tamil Farmer Pays For The UP Farmer’s Loan Waiver

Visiting Senior Fellow, Praveen Chakravarty writes for the Bloomberg Qunit, on the inequities of fiscal burdens for different states in India.

 

"It is no coincidence that Tamil Nadu has witnessed a spate of recent protests against everything that seemingly threatens its identity. It may be tempting to interpret the economic disparity among India’s states as a case for more redistribution from the richer to the poorer states. But given India’s unique political and social diversity, it will likely be counter-productive with adverse consequences. The time has come to let India’s states determine their own destinies, fiscally and politically."

 

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