Yes,India was Shining-Admits UPA

via HK published on April 1, 2007

Nobody can hide the truth for long; it will come out some day and will get exposed to the world.


 


The parliament election held on 2004 saw The India Shining Campaign by NDA govt. led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and opposition led by Congress countered the same saying only Rich became richer and poor went poorer. Unfortunately voters got carried away by the counter campaigning and UPA formed the “sikular” government at the center.


 


But now UPA is forced to agree the claims made by NDA government. The Planning commission reminds the UPA and its allies that India was infact shining during those days. The planning commission endorse in their 2005 report on Financial Census and the National Consumption Survey that India was shining during the period 1999-2000 through 2004-2005.


 


The key notes from the report


 



  • During the period 1999-2004, there is a significant decline in the below BPL (Below Poverty Line) count. During the financial year 1999-2000 the BPL percentage was 26.1 while during the period 2004-2005 it decreased to 21.8%. Another key aspect here is the decline was more in the rural-village belt than in the urban-city belt.

  • Period post 1998 saw tremendous growth rate in industry and job sector in the rural and village areas compared to cities. Industry growth picked up to 5.53% in villages compared to 3.71% in cities. In Similar lines job growth was 3.33% in villages compared to 1.68% in cities. This clearly indicates that Agriculture and small scale industries had a tremendous growth during this period.

 


 


And as always media is silent about this important “fact” and the so called financial analysts or “pro-poor” secular and cultural speakers are silent on this issue

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