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Experts warn against equating welfare with freebies

CHENNAI: 30/04/2016: R Geetha, Trade Unionist and social worker, A Vaidyanathan, Economist, S Narayan, Retd IAS, G Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor VIT University, Vellore, N Ravi Director Kasturi and Sons Limited during briefing on The Politics of Welfare in Tamil Nadu, organised by the The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, in Chennai. Photo: R. Ravindran. | Photo Credit: R_RAVINDRAN

Panellists debated Tamil Nadu’s model and approaches to welfare

Noted economist A. Vaidyanathan on Saturday said it was important for the State to provide basic amenities and services to the poor, but not freebies.

Source: The Hindu, CHENNAI, May 1, 2016

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The Hindu Centre's Background Note on The Politics of Welfare in Tamil Nadu.

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