14 April, 2021

Favourite Lobby Horses

Shadow warrior once, the lobbyist is a frontman today, working the government to get corporate leeway

Corbis (From Outlook, May 17)
Favourite Lobby Horses

The Lobbying Battlegrounds

  • Retail Pressure-building to further open up FDI in multi-brand retail and more commodities including foodgrain
  • Defence Domestic industry keen to acquire state-of-the-art technology is urging raising of FDI bar to 49 per cent
  • Mining  Lobbying to stall a new tax proposal even as environmental safeguards and rights of forest-dwellers ignored
  • Aviation National carrier struggles to survive as lobbyists ensure better health for private carriers and airport operators
  • Telecom The lobbyists’ den, there is influence in every sphere—from licences to spectrum allocation
  • Infrastructure Be it power generation or highway construction, policies being tweaked indiscriminately to suit corporates


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