I can see his point on cutting the bureaucracy, but the near inevitable outcome is that the money saved will not be spent here and we will descend further and further into an even shabbier social and economic backwater .
That such bloodshed occurred in today's Gujarat is surprising, for the state is no economic backwater but is, instead, one of India's most dynamic states.
Suddenly, without warning, water came at them from two sides - the sea on one side, and stagnant, filthy water from a backwater on the other.
France's Great Leap Forward was an achievement of the planning of the post-war era; measures will have to be taken to prevent it sliding again into an economic backwater .
The north cannot continue as an economic backwater .
During a flood in the 1970s, the backwater broke its banks during a game against Swan Reach, forcing the match to be finished with one end increasingly under water.
the country remained an economic backwater
In the other are those who forcefully reject new tourist attractions, preferring to remain a quaint backwater , undisturbed by 21st-century concerns.
I hope the rest of the country moves on, refusing to join you in your stagnant backwater of 18th century hokum.
Having stagnated for untold ages in an evolutionary backwater , they now had the modern world thrust suddenly upon them.