Is monetising public assets a good idea? | The Hindu Parley podcast

Poor state capacity could negate the benefits of asset monetisation.

September 02, 2021 10:51 pm | Updated November 27, 2021 09:50 am IST

Last week, the Centre released the ‘National Monetisation Pipeline’, a document listing the various public assets that will be leased out to private companies over the next four years. The government believes that monetising underutilised public assets will bring in almost ₹6 lakh crore to the government and help build new infrastructure to boost the economy. The Opposition has accused the government of selling off valuable national assets to “crony capitalists”.

Here we discuss this move.

Guests: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission; Ajay Shah, Professor at the National Institute for Public Finance and Policy

Host:Prashanth Perumal J.

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