An open letter to Honorable Prime Minister of India
P. Abraham Paul. 15 January 2014 Short link http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-xL
Please see my suggestions and ideas for consideration.
The prime cause of poverty in India especially among the majority rural mass is the lack of environment for the poor to generate minimum income needed for livelihood, from agriculture, employment or other resources.
Harnessing the vast human resource in the country shall be the main objective. Instead of blaming the enormity of our population base for every woe, it shall be converted as our major strength. 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 lively hood, 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.
The American model of democracy where self-indebted vanity is the yardstick of development is not suitable for India. The consequences are obvious now. China’s methods during the previous few decades though seem effective are too drastic and impractical to emulate here through a democratic process.
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 that is achieved, there will no one to follow the miscreants or wrong political factions.
Priority for next ten years shall be the management of human resources especially in the those in lower socio-economic strata both in the urban and rural areas on a ‘War footing’ agenda as in the situation of a “State of Emergency”.
To do anything worthwhile, Government need money. Government’s current annual budget outlay broken down to per capita based on population is less than the much ridiculed #BPL Index of Rs. 34 per person per day in Urban and Rs. 26 per day in rural areas. What sort of development and social securities and reforms can be realized with it is anybody’s guess. I have been suggesting a unique universal idea of Governments using money, both in its physical and virtual form, as a commodity that can enhance Government’s revenue multifold. Please see my paper on this in the link http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-Ku and http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-XG
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 blogs:
1. ‘The Bitter Pills for India Reprieve’ http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-5I
2. Suggestions for revival of India. http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-sV
3. Deviation from right process of governance is the reason for most our woes. http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-cV
4. Inception of technology – not LOKPAL, is the solution. http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-on
5. Democratization of Information #DoI and embracing IT in governance. http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-g6
6. Exclusively banked Universal system for Money Management by Phone. http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-4g
7. POWER OF VIRTUAL MONEY MANAGEMENT. Short link http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-M6
8. Inclusive Growth, Cashless & Tax-free Society, Corruption & Black Money eradication, Terrorism Control – in one go. http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-XG
and other blogs in the link http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-pw
Abraham Paul. P.
Ex. Vice President (TS) SPCNL, SIEMENS ICN Germany/ Director (SC) SIEMENS RHQ, UAE/ GM & SMT TBG, BPL Mobile, India/ TES (I) DOT India.
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