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you heard right. This is what the exchange rate can do So is Modi’s dream of “Make in India” going to be fulfilled Or should we say Rajan’s suggestion of “Make in India for India” Modi’s dream can of course be fulfilled — except that the barrier at this point in time is not the exchange rate but the interest rate Despite a steady fall in the rate of inflation both wholesale and retail the interest rate is exorbitantly high The real rate of interest which is the nominal rate minus the inflation rate is in the range of 7 to 8 per cent which in most countries would set off alarm bells if it exceeded 3 per cent The recent rate cut though small is a welcome development provided it is followed by further rate reductions The question however is why Rajan took so long to initiate it To get an answer we must go to the root The University of Chicago Rajan’s alma mater which gave to the world some of the greatest monetary economists like Friedrich Hayek Milton Friedman and later Robert Emerson Lucas Jr Lucas postulated the “theory of rational expectations” which says that people are generally rational and using past experience and current knowledge they can make an accurate forecast about the future thus leaving little or no room for uncertainty In other words the future is probabilistic and measurable as opposed to uncertain Given such a frame of mind someone in Rajan’s position could well say that based on past experience and current knowledge we can make a probabilistic model of the future and this model tells us that inflation will rise or remain unstable One wonders if the falling oil and commodity prices were actually factored into the falling inflation rate or were they “black swans” Manmohan Singh the chief guest at the Bharat Ram Memorial Seminar and a Keynesian who could well represent both Cambridges in the UK and Massachusetts would most likely say that knowledge is seldom perfect and the future is uncertain and therefore not amenable to rational measurement Furthermore human sentiment and certain “animal instincts” — not necessarily rational — drive markets and investment behaviour He would also say as a Keynesian that the negative impact of high real interest rates on growth employment capacity utilisation and investment should be unacceptable in both human terms and in terms of “Make in India” Further even if deficit financing were to be undertaken to encourage investment this may not be objectionable as it could lead to greater employment demand and eventually higher tax revenue To sum up how much of what we make is exported or sold domestically will depend upon the exchange rate; and how much we make will depend upon the interest rate ceteris paribus The writer is an industrialist and visiting professor of economics at IIT Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Bimal Patel | Updated: June 6 2015 12:26 am Gujarat has successfully been appropriating land for urban and industrial development for many decades without “acquiring” it Related News In Gujarat a large amount of private land is regularly appropriated for a variety of public needs It is appropriated without using the Land Acquisition Act without “acquiring” it without evicting people without using much force without costly delays and without burdening the exchequer Consider these examples In 2002 Ahmedabad’s development plan proposed appropriating about 45 square kilometres of privately owned farmland for a 76-km-long ring road The market value of the land was over Rs 1000 crore No one believed the ring road could be built The development authority had no money and the debilitating politics that land acquisition so near the city would engender could be imagined And yet by 2006 it was possible to drive all around the city on the ring road The Land Acquisition Act was used for only 16 km of the road where it traversed an agricultural zone Along this patch farmers were dispossessed of their land and had to be compensated The appropriation was costly forceful and resented Along the remaining 60 km no one lost all their land persuasion sufficed and no compensation was paid In 2008 the government of Gujarat wanted to build an education enclave midway between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar where it owned some land However the land was insufficient and the connecting road was inadequate More land would have to be appropriated Once again many people were sceptical The surrounding farmland was costly and farmers were well-politicised Yet two years later 60 additional hectares had been appropriated and a wide connecting road had been built In addition a road grid had also been established in the surrounding area Not a single farmer had been evicted and the appropriation was virtually costless Today the enclave and its surroundings are developing systematically In 2010 Ahmedabad’s development authority decided to “urbanise” 12 sq km of agricultural land in the western periphery Many top politicians and industrialists already owned “farm houses” in the area To ensure planned development the authority proposed appropriating 35 per cent of all land holdings for building streets infrastructure social amenities and low-income housing as well as for sale to raise the finances for development works Within two years a statutory plan was in place and land appropriation and infrastructure development were underway Today the authority owns Rs 3600 crore worth of land there Gujarat has successfully been appropriating land for urban and industrial development for many decades without “acquiring” it The mechanism it uses is internationally known as “land pooling” or “land reconstitution” Locally it is the “TP Scheme Mechanism” Originally enshrined in the Bombay Town Planning Act 1915 today it is specified in the Gujarat Town Planning and Urban Development Act 1976 and in the Special Investment Regions Act 2009 It is a refined version of “chakbandi” a mechanism for reconstituting agricultural plots Japan has been using land reconstitution since at least the 1890s To intuitively understand the difference between land acquisition and reconstitution imagine that you want to make a path through the middle of a room packed with people Imagine that two strings parallel to one another and as far apart as the width of the path are stretched across the room Now you have two options You can force all the people between the strings to leave the room and accept compensation for leaving Or you can tell everyone in the room to squeeze up to form a path without anyone having to leave the room If you pick the first option you have chosen the acquisition mechanism You will have to use considerable force to get people to leave the room and you will have to pay compensation When finished you will have to face many aggrieved people resentful of you and all those who did not have to leave the room If you pick the second option you have chosen land reconstitution You will have “reconstituted” everyone’s original space or territory Many people will grumble but you will not have to use as much force and will need virtually no money At the end when the benefits of the path become obvious everyone will thank you for having persuaded people to squeeze up The better option is obvious Other features of land reconstitution include a mechanism for compensating losers and charging winners to balance the unequal distribution of costs and benefits This more easily enables tackling political challenges engendered by planning Land reconstitution also enables appropriating increments in land value to pay for development It is comprehensive respects property rights and sees the state as a facilitator However the most important point to keep in mind is that at the heart of land acquisition is a lack of fairness Land acquisition expects individuals to sacrifice their long-term interest to create public benefits Such expectations are justifiable during emergencies But when matters are not urgent and benefits are unclear or appear to be distant it is just wishful thinking Instead in their quest to create public benefits authorities should use a fairer mechanism that enables them to systematically and transparently negotiate with private interest This is what Gujarat has understood Many people think that land reconstitution works because Gujaratis are naturally pragmatic and cooperative This is putting the cart before the horse Gujaratis are pragmatic and cooperative when their government makes them fair rational and pragmatic propositions Even in Gujarat when land acquisition is used much contention and conflict ensues Land acquisition cannot be dispensed with It will remain necessary for use where land reconstitution cannot work for technical institutional or economic reasons Therefore an effective Land Acquisition Act is necessary However regardless of the way the amended Land Acquisition Act turns out remember that the unfairness at the heart of land acquisition cannot be removed by anyone Hence it makes a lot of sense for statesto institutionalise land reconstitution? Obviously aisa kuch nahin tha yaar. A woman wrote to me that she went and apologised to her son because she had stopped him from playing tennis in school, download Indian Express App More Related News But on both these occasions, The line “Kya akkal lagaayi hai” will be chopped. however, 2017 AIADMK took to Twitter following? Tamil Nadu: A unit of Tamil Nadu Police with senior officials enter Golden Bay Resort in Kovathur pic. we have to struggle so much to convince them for the basics.

” Satheesh said before adding that in Bollywood, Prakash Abitkar,3 crore farmers submitted online applications in just 45 days.

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