After meeting PM Modi on Tuesday, Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee has expressed his privilege to meet the Prime Minister, speaking to reporters in Delhi. He also said that PM Modi shared a unique way to view India. He revealed that he talked about the mistrust felt by the people about governance.
"I was privileged to meet the PM. The PM gave me quite a lot of time and told me about his way of thinking about India, which was quite unique. We have the policies and what he was thinking about it. He talked about governance and the mistrust people share on the ground, which creates an elite structure of control," he said.
Trying to reform people's perception of the government, Banerjee added that PM Modi was trying to reform the bureaucracy. He said that there was a need for bureaucracy to get its stimulus from the people. He said otherwise it would remain unresponsive.
"In that aspect, he also explained how he is trying to reform the bureaucracy to make it more responsive. To make people understand the reality on the ground. I think it is important for India to have a bureaucracy that lives on the ground and gets its stimulus fro it. Without that we get an unresponsive government," he added.
Extolling Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee's achievements, PM Modi on Tuesday, met with renowned economists and had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects, in Delhi. He expressed India's pride in Banerjee's accomplishments. He also wished him luck in his future endeavors.
Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. His passion towards human empowerment is clearly visible. We had a healthy and extensive interaction on various subjects. India is proud of his accomplishments. Wishing him the very best for his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/SQFTYgXyBX— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 22, 2019
Abhijit Banerjee, the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the Nobel Prize in Economics on October 14 along with Esther Duflo. They were awarded the honour for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. The Indian-American economist had completed his education at the University of Calcutta, Jawarharlal Nehru University, and then acquired his Ph.D. in 1988 from Harvard University.