Column : What NIB must watch out for
From the steel cities like Bhilai, Bokaro and Rourkela in the 1950s, the Vizag shipyards of the 1960s, to the Delhi Metro projects now, all were delivered within the mandate under which the current government is running, often with less power. But does that mean the opponents of the NIB are right. No, they arenít. Government departments today have regressed, with very little ability to either sanction large-scale projects that come from the private sector without being scared that some level of due diligence has got omitted, or even to start a project as a departmental enterprise. When civil society pegs this pusillanimity as a sign of developing consensus, they miss the rationale of the delay altogether. This has to be rectified, but the rectification does not lie in the formation of the NIB.
Architects, in describing the development of pinnacles of achievement, often point out the detritus that is accumulated on the way as signs of earlier misshaped
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