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Concerns of Asia Watch

(and recently-developed) countries have made it the business of the state to take care of primary education (the level varying from country to country). The Constitution of India also lays down that the government would attain complete literacy within 10 years. Well, that objective is far from being achieved; but what is happening is that (a) the states are being encouraged to borrow externally to fund primary education, and (b) one of the conditions for such funding is that higher education would be privatised. The privatisation of not only education but also health and medical care is the latest craze under the Thatcher-Reagan programme.

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