Gujarat model

Whose development is it anyway?

Print edition : December 08, 2017

Essar Ports at Hazira. An audit report tabled in the Assembly in April 2014 made critical observations about, among others, the Essar Group.

At the neonatal intensive care unit of the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad where deaths of several new-born children were reported in October. The infant mortality rate of Gujarat during 2010-2015 was at a rather high 22 per lakh live births. Photo: VIJAY SONEJI

The Assembly elections have put under intense scrutiny Narendra Modi’s Gujarat model of development which is touted as worthy of replication throughout the country. Audit reports of the CAG provide ample evidence of it being inefficient, corrupt and not beneficial to the common people.
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