Liberal scholar Mr Sharad Joshi has a great piece in today’s Business Line against the NREGA titled “Killing the spirit of enterprise”.
He argues the “blatant ‘eleemosynarism’ – a system of encouraging people to live in expectation of gratuitous assistance rather than by the sweat of the brow and enterprise. And this is much worse than giving cash to a single individual. This is the virtual emasculation of a whole section of society. ”