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Punjab-Eyes on Election

Punjab-Eyes on Election

to realise his dreams were grossly inadequate to the task. The Electronics Commission, unlike the Space and Atomic Energy Commissions, failed to undertake a single concrete job. It has thrived on preparing policy blueprints and regulating others. The result is that it has little to show by way of achievement except that we produce electronics goods worth Rs 1,000 crore to meet the demands of a highly protected market with a technology which is mostly outdated. Is it any wonder that for each and every sophisticated requirement, be it in defence, communications, space or industry we are altogether dependent, much more than South Korea for instance, on imported technology and equipment? That our telecommunications system is one of the most outdated anywhere in the world is shameful, but the blame for it must be placed where it belongs.

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