Demonetisation decision taken hurriedly: Amartya Sen

The Nobel laureate said implementation of midday meal project is not up to the mark in West Bengal.

By: PTI | Santiniketan | Published: December 30, 2016 9:54 pm
Economist Amartya Kumar Sen. Express Photo by Renuka Puri 29th April 2014. Economist Amartya Kumar Sen. (Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen today said he felt the demonetisation decision was taken hurriedly without thinking about its consequence. “I don’t think that this (demonetisation) decision was taken after considering all sides. It was taken hurriedly without thinking of consequences,” he told media persons here.

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“So far economics is concerned I find no reasoning behind this decision. It will have adverse effect,” Sen said.

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 here.

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  1. Jawnsin Chris
    Dec 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm
    Amartya Sen was kicked out by the BJP................ he is bound to say this.....
    1. G
      Dec 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm
      Even learned persons are looking at demonetization from angle of black money only.Do they understand ramification of Fake currency notes from neighboring countries on national security? They expect PM to announce in advance, is not a sane idea.Difficult to understand habit of criticizing everything PM MODI is doing for nation's good is absurd.