Leave aside the Constitution, the hardware of the State. The Republic was in reality brought into being by an elite consensus around a ‘pure’ culture, what it should have and what must be left out. And Exhibit-A is dance.
The scheme promises Rs 5, 000 for each farmer, irrespective of his holding, spread over five seasons till 2021-22; livelihood assistance of Rs 12, 500 to each landless family; interest-free crop loans and Rs 2 lakh insurance cover for each farmer.
Barring a short period of surge due to Reliance’s output from the Krishna-Godavari basin, natural gas production in the country has failed to rise meaningfully, negating expectations of having assured green fuel supplies at economic rates on long-term basis.