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The suggestion to use NREGA funds for developing skills required for industrial and corporate sectors is innovative and should be considered by the government. ('Audit objection', IE, July 18). Special skills will get workers better wages. They will also increase productivity, which will contribute to economic growth. This, in turn, will create more jobs for skilled workers. At present, the scheme is drawing criticism for not being productive. The UPA needs to think out of the box and beyond vested interests to put the NREGA to good use.
— Satwant Kaur
Friend in need
APROPOS 'UPA's Pawar cut' (IE, July 17), Sharad Pawar, who has been the UPA's most consistent ally so far, was treated shabbily by the Congress, which is yet to master the art of coalition politics. Fickle allies like the Trinamool Congress have not made the UPA value its loyal ones more.
— Bal Govind
BARACK OBAMA'S comments on the investment climate in India may affect the volume of FDI flowing into the country and turn investors against India ('Obama said it', IE, July 17). However, our own policies and bad governance are to blame for poor investor sentiment. Instead of blaming Obama or his pro-China stance in Asia for our economic ills, we need to set our house in order.
— Ved Guliani
THE editorial 'Obama said it' drives home the point that instead of reviving our crumbling economy, we are busy creating obstacles for investors. On account of our faulty policies and the lack of monitoring, the telecom sector as well as other sectors like metals, automobiles and IT are suffering. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had promised in 2009 that price rise, black money and corruption would be brought under control soon. Three years have passed and this remains a promise. Nothing concrete has been done to rejuvenate the ailing economy. Inflation continues and the current account deficit is spiralling out of control.
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