Fissures amidst GROWTH

Omkar Goswami writes….From a cross-country perspective, we still don’t have frighteningly large inequalities in consumption expenditure or income, such as in Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, South Africa and, nearer home, Pakistan. However, wealth inequalities are becoming obviously large. Juxtapose the image of Antilla off Peddar Road with the slums of Mumbai and you will know what we mean. In a country where everyone has a voice, the worse off are seeing too many signs of excess wealth and “in-your-face” consumption. Over 2.5 million people died of starvation in the Bengal famine of 1943 without any large-scale riots or killings. Don’t expect such other-worldly quiescence when people start taking to the streets against inequalities.https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/india-economy-female-foeticide-infanticide-sex-ratio-india-girl-child-education-system-5436456/