by Imran Hussain
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Did you know that less than 42 percent of subsidized grains in India actually reach the targeted poor and the rest are stolen away by middlemen? Did you know that around 40 per cent of Indian farmers want to quit agriculture if given an opportunity to do so? Did you know that 52 per cent of agricultural households in India are indebted as per Government of India’s own survey report? Did you know that small group of vested interests in India are preventing the adoption of Genetically Modified Technology are holding back millions of tons of potential agricultural produce? Did you know that top 12 cement manufacturing companies virtually control the entire infrastructure engine of India by absolutely controlling the production and pricing of cement and were even recently penalized for cartelization? Did you know that almost 30 percent of Food grains produced in India is eaten by Rodents and around 50 percent of vegetables and fruits go waste because India lacks cold storage facilities? Did you know that India will require 464 years to clear the arrears of cases filed in the High Courts with the present strength of the judges assuming no new cases are filed? Did you know that the State of west Bengal is the Ponzi capital of India and more scams occur in the state than anywhere else?
Do you know the causal reasons behind these sordid facts? Do you know the real picture behind the maze of smoke and mirrors? Failures of Republics do not occur in isolation, they are a chain of critical events.
With research data and empirical evidence, the author conducts an unmatched forensic study of Indian policies, legal system and governance to answer burning contemporary issues of the Indian state. By meticulously peeling away the various layers that obfuscate the truth, the author seeks to elucidate the promises and perils that lies at the core. By dissecting the imperatives with data and analytics, the Chaos Republic takes you by hand into the root of the matter, the heart of the issues and to the nerve centre of the debate. Written in a brilliant prose, the book is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand modern India and its economic policies, legal issues and the true governance story.