Going by the umpteen opinions and views posted on social media platform, the common man is not happy with the findings of the Economic Survey 2015-16. Many people tweeted their concerns on micro-blogging website Twitter all day. One Twitterati even likened the survey to a "hate speech".
“Today #EconomicSurvey looks like hate speech,” was the opinion of one user Ram Meena.
Policy observer @sane_voices wondered how human capital (employability) “will be enhanced in rural countryside via budgetary measures”.
Entrepreneur Amit Raaz felt disappointed by the humongous drop in FDI rates in the current fiscal. “Despite visiting 35-40 countries by Mr. Modi sir, FDI has dropped by 75% in 2015; I really don’t think it is development.”
The janata had a lot of ideas for the authorities as well. In a suggestion to the Indian Digital Financial Inclusion, one user Muni Shankar said, “Technology can reduce indirect tax evasion by putting PAN (number) on every transaction. By this process we can calculate individual too.”
Another user Mustafa Pahelwan suggested that the government stop cross-subsidies and let industries buy power from markets. However, he felt that India was a haven of stability “amidst gloomy global economic landscape”.
User Inacio A Fernandes advised the government to provide incentives to tech-companies. “With services like IT forming a major driving force for growth, the government could incentivise IT startups and other blue chip companies,” he said.
The Economic Survey 2016 was released on Friday morning and is being discussed in Parliament. The public had a lot of expectations from the government and seeing as it has not delivered on its promises of “ache din”, it must prepare itself to face the public ire.