"Can anything as benign as Green Revolution has any ill-effect? When we were revolutionising the agriculture in one of the world's most fertile land of Haryana and Punjab a factory of pesticide manufacturing called 'Union Carbide' took a million lives in Bhopal gas Tragedy."
By Jitendra Rajaram
The development of mankind is so complex that it is hard to foresee the consequences of even the most thoughtful projects of public administration. In the stroke of midnight of 14th August 1947, India had risen to a new life. The leaders of liberal India were set to draft the fortune of billions deprived human being living in the worlds most strategically significant sub-continent of Asia. They were incisive, determined and honest but were surrounded by the opportunists, needy, greedy and shoddy influencers. The tension between these two lead to a fiasco where we as nation failed! We failed to adopt rigid economic policies. What we did afterwards is merely an act of plastering every cracks that appears in any new building every time well before the inspection is due.
The policies of public administration, domestic affairs and social security has so far remained either unproductive or biased. It, if at all worked, worked for the privileged section of Indian Society. This leakage in Home Ministry happened due to untime demise of the Iron Man of India. The strategic macro-economic layouts of India Inc. devised by Nehru were highly ambitious. These strategies were certain of bearing fruits immediately as well as in long run. Unfortunately the social unrest in the name of language, religion, nationality and cultural identity did not let us achieve the trust building momentum.
In a structure where Public Sector and Private sector were both allowed to function with equal freedom and moral obligations. The first bound duty of the flag runners was to uplift the 'moral values' of the age old deprived society of India. This could have happened by two ways. One by redoing the entire education, employment and internal security system of this country. Second by neutralizing the stringent laws made to curb public freedom by the previously ruling British India Government. This never happened thus the local influencers created a parallel government with the help of this machinery of Government (like police, judiciary and district collectors). These landlords, businessmen and high-caste sardars intensified the process of breaching trust of common man from the newly born country.
It re-established Babudom, Nephewism and Redtapeism again to further enslave the common man. The measurement of this failure is the alternate which comman man of India devised to get work done i.e. by bribing, appeasing or by simply surrendering to these lords.
The gap of trust between the government and its people in India has been persistently widened by the lords. It revoked the essence of 'democracy' permanently. Indian public turned its back to democracy only to surrender in front of these lords because they were throwing nuts to them at least occasionally.
The failure of Public Sector Units (PSUs) like BSNL, Railway, GAIL, SAIL etc in becoming brand or trend setter or even efficient in term of production output is the only because of this Lordship. On the other hand the success of 'Private Sector' was only and only because of this Lordship. Important in sight to notice here is the success and failure of both the sectors is because of the 'Lordship'. While the objective of PSU has been to create a sustainable employability model for the skilled and semi skilled population. The objective of private sector is only book profit (yes almost). It can be naturally concluded that why lordship created the 360 degree winning atmosphere for the handful greedy capitalists.
In this strongly developed social fabric of a country where lordship is paramount in the illusion of democracy, the success of Nehru's model of economical development scuffed to premature death well before the twenty first century. In 1991 we surrendered to the world's lordship called capitalism... We dropped the idea of creating sustainable employability model and adopted profit making as the credo of business.
It is untrue that post economic liberation, India did not develop. It certainly did but the cost of this development is mortifying. The democracy become the puppet of handful business families of this country. The first window of opportunity has been hijacked by the profit mongers and all that we are seeing in today's political theatre of this country is nothing but the is stage show of profit monger playwrights.
The privatization of mineral mines, forestry, farming, irrigable lands, nuclear plants, manufacturing of defense hardware, weapon imports and privatization of domestic infrastructure development has instigated the people's movements. Coalgate Scams, Crude Oil Scams, CWG, Coffin Scams are the surfacing pimples in the face of 21st century India... beneath the skin it is way ugly than anyone can imagine. The age old instrument of creating propaganda through mass-communication media has dubbed these people struggles as terrorists activities.
All the malls, airports and metros glittering in our modern India are actually an outcome of this unnatural growth. This balloon will certainly burst! Much of you, who are in illusion of this eyewash, are hoping that bubble burst should never happen but I have started the countdown... the new generation of this country is pacing up! My curiosity now is to see who hits this balloon hardest and how!!