Letter to INC -Manifesto 2014. P. Abraham Paul. 15 January 2014
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Please see my suggestions and ideas for consideration of INC manifesto 2014 in the following link. INC Manifesto_2014_Ideas and Suggestions
The prime cause of poverty in India especially among the majority rural mass is the lack of environment to generate the minimum income needed for livelihood, from agriculture, employment or other resources.
India needs a different type of democracy, knitting of a secularist nation with the threads of participation of the entire mass, one of the country’s big strengths, in every sphere of national growth thus realizing national integration in the course.
Most of the unrest and disharmony happening every where, may it be of social, political, various disruptions caused by actions and counter actions of different ethnic groups and communities turning into religious extremism, are due to the shift in the focus of life among the mass especially the village youth, due to desperation fermenting of the prevailing situation that deprive them options and opportunities to grow up and lead a normal life.
To alleviate it, the primary focus shall be on the uplift of the 750 odd million rural population, by providing them basic amenities such as a home to live, clean water, cheap electricity and fuel, primary healthcare, free basic education, effective public distribution system, good roads and other infrastructure, and a minimum assured income from agricultural or trade related occupation for a moderate livelihood. When it is done, none will follow miscreants. Priority for next ten years shall be the management of human resources especially in the rural areas on a ‘War footing’ agenda as in the situation of a “State of Emergency”.
To bring real change, it is necessary to enable participation and sense of ownership for common man in the nation building process and plug every means of corruption at all levels. Experiences thus far have proven that current methods of governance and government machinery are not capable to achieve these. A strong will and conviction for a major shift in the policies of the Government for a changed social outlook are needed to push the country forward.
Please see my blog ‘The Bitter Pills for India Reprieve’ http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-5I
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