The Economy

Slogan as solution

Print edition : June 12, 2015

Sona, a former manual scavenger, sharing her story at a gathering associated with Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan, a national campaign for the eradication of the practice. The campaign has facilitated the rehabilitation of several manual scavengers by offering them alternate employment in the MNREGS. Photo: Monica Tiwari

Cleaners stand in a cradle as they wash the office windows of a building in Mumbai. India’s slowing economy has left its big cities with a glut of office space, pushing up vacancy rates and freezing development. Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Faced with weighty economic problems on all fronts, the Modi government has had nothing but flowery rhetoric to offer.
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