Sleight of hand

Print edition : March 02, 2018

A homeless woman at a bus stop in New Delhi. The Budget allocation for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, the government's flagship housing scheme, has been increased by just 3 per cent. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

At a rally in Bengaluru seeking a hike in wages for work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. A file picture. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

The striking aspect of the NDA government’s last full Budget is a lack of clarity on policy measures and the absence of commitment of resources to back them up.
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