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Demonetisation decision taken in hurried manner, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen

The Nobel Laureate, Who Chairs Pratichi Trust, Which Works In The Areas Of Health And Education With Special Emphasis On Gender Equality, Said Implementation Of Midday Meal Project Is Not Up To The Mark In West Bengal.

PTI | Updated on: 30 Dec 2016, 10:33:05 PM
Dr. Amartya Sen (Image Source:Getty)


Nobel laureate Amartya Sen said on Thursday that he felt the demonetisation decision was taken in a hurried manner without thinking about its consequences.

“I don’t think that this (demonetisation) decision was taken after considering all sides. It was taken hurriedly without thinking of consequences,” he told media persons.

“So far economics is concerned I find no reasoning behind this decision. It will have adverse effect,” Sen said.

The Nobel laureate, who chairs Pratichi Trust, which works in the areas of health and education with special emphasis on gender equality, said implementation of midday meal project is not up to the mark in West Bengal.

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“This project is very successful in Tamil Nadu, partly in Uttar Pradesh and other states. But in West Bengal the performance is average,” he said after attending a programme of the trust. 

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First Published : 30 Dec 2016, 10:06:00 PM