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No good economic sense behind demonetisation decision: Amartya Sen

Published Dec 30, 2016, 8:44 pm IST
Updated Dec 30, 2016, 8:46 pm IST
Nobel Laureate Prof Amartya Sen (Photo: PTI)
 Nobel Laureate Prof Amartya Sen (Photo: PTI)

Santiniketan (West Bengal): Nobel laureate Amartya Sen on Friday 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 mediapersons in Santiniketan.

"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 in Santiniketan.

Location: India, West Bengal, Santipur


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