DR. K. MALAISAMY:Now I come to the most important aspect. I am talking about a Columbian eminent expert on economy. He said that the Indian economy needs to undergo a major structural transformation shifting a significant number of people from traditional agriculture-linked livelihood to labour-intensive sector to sustain the current growth rate level, i.e., shifting from agro economy to service-sector-driven economy. This is what the eminent economist said. What would the hon. Minister like to say on this? (Time-bell)
MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please conclude. Make your concluding remarks.
DR. K. MALAISAMY: What are the measures taken to control inflation, particularly with reference to control of prices of essential commodities. Your non-Plan expenditure and Government spending are responsible for increase of inflation. What are the measures you have taken? You are definitely willing to speak nicely, but I am asking whether the measures taken are adequate and effective. Are you really confident that such measures are comprehensive? Lastly, Sir, I would like to record that whatever is talked by way of precept and practice or promise and performance, I feel a wide gap in between. For example, take the case of disinvestments or private participation in public sector undertakings. They talk in tall terms. I would like to know the percentage of achievement that you have made. Secondly, you say about welfare. When you are talking about welfare, directive principles, etc, how will this go like this? I am trying to say your precept is one thing and practice is another. Whatever you promise is not executed. Thank you.
MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House is adjourned for lunch to meet at 2.30 p.m.
The House then adjourned for lunch at
three minutes past one of the clock.