ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Infrastructure Sector and Withdrawal of the State

In the large-scale reorganisation that is now being introduced in the power and telecom sectors, the overriding consideration is one of ensuring profits. Concern for consumers is not on the agenda. The electric supply industry is being restructured to make it commercially viable with guaranteed profits for the private investors. Similarly, the entire thrust in telecom is how to make private entry more attractive. What is necessary is not merely to expose the current reforms as pro- monopoly and pro-multinational, as they undoubtedly are, but to project the true agenda for reforms.

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