PORTFOLIOS AND PERFORMANCE
As the new Government is settling down, portfolios have been accorded for the cabinet ministers, for taking respective charge that have been handed down to them. It is therefore the responsibility of each minister to work in tandem with the respective officials of the departments, with follow up actions, so that there is no wastage of time or money. For the last twenty years of Congress rule, most of the rural areas have no connectivity worth the name, specially agricultural areas, where marketing of the produce is needed to reach trade centres. The development projects and schemes should be realistic, according to the needs of the people, which all along was not so. There has to be a close alliance of the different ministers, also with traditional administrative institutions in gaining their confidence right from the planning to the implementation stage. The State Planning Board, was busy building castles in the clouds, leading to the stagnation of ground to earth welfare activities.