Govt Took Demonetisation Decision Hurriedly, Says Amartya Sen

The Nobel laureate also said that demonetisation will have adverse impact on the economics of the nation.

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Amartya Sen dismisses demonetisation as a hurried decision. (Photo: Reuters)

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Friday said that he felt the demonetisation decision was taken hurriedly, without thinking about its consequence.

I don’t think that this decision was taken after considering all sides. It was taken hurriedly without thinking of consequences. As far as economics is concerned, I find no reasoning behind this decision. It will have adverse effect.
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.

"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 in Santiniketan.

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