30 MAY,2021 | MEDC
The need of the hour is to emerge successfully from Covid. However, in the process, we don’t seem to be paying enough attention to the vital role that trust in public institutions plays in a revival under these conditions. Many government directives are taken lightly, and often twisted to suit personal convenience. That is not the way a modern democracy thrives. Even in the post-Covid era we need to realize that faith in the governance process is key for socioeconomic development. Ironically, it is the poor who believe most in public institutions despite the fact that they bear the brunt of its inefficiencies. Covid has left our economy atthe crossroads. At this critical juncture of India’s history, it is especially important that belief in public institutions be strengthened, in both urban and rural areas. Failure to do so will prove costly for future generations.
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