The state of our economy as officially reported by the government not only defies sound economic logic or forecast, but appears to be becoming more and more of a national mystery, especially to experienced economists and analysts. Nothing adds up, and the data on hand from several respected and reliable sources just doesn’t lead to the information on our economy being given by the Government. And as for our projected GDP growth for the next financial year, 2017-18, it seems to have become more and more like the card game of bluff, with several forecasting agencies, both national and international giving completely different figures.
Yet another tragedy in Bastar. 25 CRPF men killed on 24.04.2017 by Maoists in Sukma, scream the headlines. Wreaths have been laid, bugles have sounded, compensation has been announced, and the tragic headline is already on the wane and will be forgotten soon. Do we even remember that just about a month ago 12 CRPF men were killed in the same place, 15 were killed on March 11, 2014 again in the same place, and the worst being a massacre of 75 CRPF men in Dantewada in April 2010. And these are just illustrative examples, not a complete list of Maoist killings which run into thousands over the last ten years.
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