All is not well in Modi's Gujarat
This is with reference to the editorial, "Gujarat v UPA: models of non-governance?" (May 1-15, 2014). The development in Gujarat portrayed by Narendra Modi is mostly confined to industrialisation. Every time I read about the Gujarat model of development, I only get to read about the economic growth. But a state's success cannot be measured only by economic parameters. What about social indicators such as standard of living, employment, nutrition, education and welfare? Last year, Unicef revealed some startling figures on child malnutrition and sex ratio in the state which show that development has not kept pace with economic growth. While criticising UPA's model of development and comparing it with Gujarat's, critics would do well to realise that Modi's state, too, has not done exceptionally well on the social front.