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Best of BS Opinion: Powering reforms, tapping GST growth opportunity & more

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The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2022, was tabled by the Union government in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Given the concerns raised by Opposition parties and some state governments, our lead editorial notes that the government has not learned from the past— either its own recent past or the long history of electricity-access disputes in India. Read here

Our second editorial argues why despite trailing the 2018 record, the Commonwealth Games performance had much for the country to celebrate. Read here

Rationalising goods and services tax rates and reducing bands can further sustain the revenue growth that is already in evidence. Wasting this opportunity would be a costly mistake, writes A K Bhattacharya

Quote of the day

“We intend to launch 5G starting August and extend to a Pan India roll out very soon.”

Bharti Airtel Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Gopal Vittal

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