Income inequality worse now than during the Raj
All Indians MatterApril 26, 202400:06:35

Income inequality worse now than during the Raj

The top 1% of Indians earns 22.6% of the national income and holds 40.1% of the wealth. This inequality is among the worst in the world, finds a recent study.

This ‘Billionaire Raj’ has been pronounced since Narendra Modi came to power, the report said, and is founded on “an authoritarian government with centralisation of decision-making power, coupled with a growing nexus between big business and government”. There is an urgent need to redistribute wealth through a reform of the tax code, a ‘super tax’ on the richest Indians and massive social investments.

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