Economist Amartya Sen slams Centre over fight against COVID-19

06-06-2021 Sun 17:18

According to economist Amartya Sen, India's bewildered administration was more concerned with claiming credit for its measures than with limiting the spread of COVID-19. The prominent economist said, while addressing at an event organised by the Rashtra Seva Dal, that India was unable to play to its strengths owing to a weak reaction to the crisis caused by government disarray.

Mr. Sen, a Harvard University professor of economics and philosophy, said that India was better positioned to combat the pandemic due to its pharma manufacturing capabilities as well as greater immunisation levels. He said that India was already plagued by societal imbalances, decreasing development, and record-high unemployment, all of which came back to haunt it during the epidemic.


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