Dear left hand, please meet right hand

As the NDA government heads to its second anniversary, she said work was being done, but it seemed that some numbers dominated over the others. “What dominates the mind of everyone is the export numbers, that these are falling for the 15 or 16 month. How about manufacturing and production numbers? They have been encouraging. I find the propaganda sometimes informed and 99% of the time uninformed, which is why we have been holding stakeholder meetings.”

Thus, Minister for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman, in course of telling Raghuram Rajan to get a better grasp of the English language.

“As a share of our GDP, the manufacturing sector over the years has shrunk to around 15 percent. Our services sector is fairly robust — grows annually at around 9-10 percent and is expanding rapidly. It is not a sector that seriously worries us.”

Thus, Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley in New York at the same time. In both cases, emphasis mine.

Speaking of choosing the right words, how is shrinking manufacture “encouraging”?


One thought on “Dear left hand, please meet right hand

  1. Well, there is actually an explanation from 7000 years ago, even the PM referred to it when he addressed the students of Ambedkar University. In one of the Upanishads apparently -even he did not know the name, but a very old, old, old one – oh the PM was referring to the Guru shishya parampara, but the next para itself refers to manufacturing.
    “When the factories are closed and manufacturing slows down, then we save the resources of our matrubhoomi (no reference to the other news source you quoted, of course)… we save our forests, we save water, we save labour… after all, in the end, it is only for making Mercedes-yaana and Toyota Rathas that we use these resources.. the intelligent man saves resources by shutting down factories”… thus spake the wise sage… Very encouraging signs, if you notice. We reduce pollution also. Veer bhogya vasundhara – which means, arhtaath = Savarkars will inherit the earth, in the end, no matter what you say. Keep cribbing, it is of no use. 😀

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