Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Where is my country heading to?

India-Known for everything rich and beautiful. People in this country possess exotic lifestyle. The culture has been very deeply rooted in this Country of Gods. India has just stepped into the Global race for the best in the world. Developments are widespread starting from agriculture and space science. We are witnessing tremendous growth in all the industries and our India is now capable of providing world class products and services. Some of the best medical minds in the world are possessed by this 7th largest country on big green earth.

Our economy is considered to occupy 12th position against the other world nations, which is something we don't deserve at all. We deserve something bigger. Something higher. We need to be at the apex. Its India. Its the best. There is something that pulls India down in front of the world nations. Its that we don't come out with some of the blatant facts about our India and we term those who pinpoint the negatives anti-Indians and project them as elements which are hindering the national growth. We always forget the truth and the truth is that 'Pampering is of no use'.

Boasting about our age old achievements won't earn anything for the nation. What matters at this hour is what we are now and not what we were in those centuries lying dead in the history. Enough of history classes. Come back to the present. We might be the second fastest growing economy in the world. Nonetheless, we are named a low income economy. My question is, where did we miss the first place which we deserve for all the efforts we have taken to improve the standard of living from the scratch? After all, its not wrong to expect to see our country at the top. At present, we find more black spots in the country which make all these developments tiny and invisible.

The problem with us is that we are quite ready to spend time on entertainment and gossips than on social issues, except for few. We were as good as silent ducks when 600 billion Indian rupees, which was supposed to be payed back by 40 million Indian farmers, was completely put down. Were we so insensitive that we never realized each of us had our contribution in that massive farmers' loan? I'm neither against the support that the Indian Government render the farmers nor the ruling party of India. Lets not politicize it as usual. Please. It should have been a considerable and more reasonable concession and not a 100% discount like it has been done. This is a developing nation and most of the families have the status of middle class and lower middle class and 600 billion bucks make a huge difference in the path of economic progress. At least a part of the debt should have been brought back to the treasury.

According to the statistics of the World Bank, India's Gross Domestic Product or more comfortably GDP, is 8.4% and this year, World Bank has lent $900 billion to India for the country's development purposes. The figures make everyone wonder how the country's developments and the debt repayment are going to be balanced. At such a crucial hour, can a 600 billion bill be thrown away?

Again, I would make my stands firm. I'm not against the decision to provide concessions to the farmers. Please note that its 'CONCESSION'. Its just that nobody can accept a complete drop of such a huge amount that has the power to change the face of India. All that the country needs is uniform development. A massive concession to the field of agriculture makes the other industries feel that they're being neglected and that the Government of India is showing them a step-motherly treatment, though we're all Indians. This sets in a psychological division in the economy which in turn would affect the entire growth of the country. This is not supposed to happen.

We have been calling agriculture the backbone of Indian economy. I agree. It was true. But, now we can't stick on to the same theory. Agriculture contributes 4.7% to the annual income of the nation. Petrochemical industry, cement industry, steel industry and computer technology brings home more than 85% of income. These facts are not meant to bring down the support available for agricultural industry but, these are to alarm that we need to concentrate more on the real income-earners.

Politicians play with our money, which finds its way to the treasury in the form of tax and other bills. I just have one question to our Honorable Finance minister : "Would you have given away 600 billion bucks if that belonged to you Mr.FM?"

Now, for most of those who read this blog, I may appear like an anti-Indian. Being a responsible Indian, who wish to see India carrying the title of 'Developed Nation' very soon, I could not tolerate the diversion we have just been taken through.

An Indian lauds the achievements of India and praises it for all the developments which were once staged in the country. That is exactly what I mean by pampering. A true Indian remembers these developments and sees to that nothing goes wrong that might otherwise hamper the nation's growth and comes out with the real and happening facts which appear to take the country towards a drop.

Let us stop talking about the developments that have already taken place and start thinking about what we could make out of what we have in our hands now.

Stop talking the past. Work for the future. Let us stop rising our spirits for petty issues like price hike and voice up for more serious issues that come into the frame whenever the Government proceeds with a wrong step like the 600 billion blunder. That is the only way we can take to build a grand future for the country we love. Love India.

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