Social sector

Slogans as policy

Print edition : June 24, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, 2014. Photo: AFP

A protest meeting demanding the release of Kanhaiya Kumar, president of Jawarlal Nehru University Students' Union, in New Delhi on February 16. Photo: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

People queuing up to open bank accounts under Jan Dhan Yojana in August 2014. According to government data, one-third of the accounts remain dormant. Photo: PTI

While the government has stumbled from one blunder to another in its efforts to reorient education ideologically, it has nothing to show beyond grand announcements and empty sloganeering in the social sector.

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