Picking on the ponds

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/02/2017

After the FM said in his  Budget speech that 10 lakh farm ponds would be completed across the country  under the MGNREGA scheme by March this year,  Ravish Kumar on NDTV India took off on this in his budget analysis programme, for a good ten minutes or more.  That is huge, he said. Have you seen these, he asked one of his panelists. Why hasn’t media written about it?  Surely they should leave all their other work and write about this?  Will our viewers tell us about these?  Send us pictures? If this true, surely  huge congratulations are due to the government?  And so on.                   

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