Saturday, June 12, 2010


It is the vicious cycle of poverty that has stemmed from the meagre investment that our insanely irresponsible ruling ministers have made into the rural system. Inspite of the fact that 64.5% of our total population depend solely on Agriculture ( 2001census),UPA II`s report pitifully registers a decline in total expenditure on rural economy from 3.34% of the GDP `08-`09 to 2.59% of the GDP in 2010-11.

Praveen Jha (The Honorary Economic Advisor to the Centre for Budget & Governance Accountability) rightly states on the emphasize that UPA II has put on the augmentation of urban infrastructure…"seems to be based on the premise that even though the bulk of the country lives & works in villages, India is rapidly urbanizing."!!

An investment of Rs.1 crore in roads lifts as many as 1,650 poor people above the poverty line. With such reports (from International Food Policy Research Institute) before eyes and with all those manifestoes bearing pro-poor commitments in mind, one wonders, how such dismal state of countryside urges the Government to inject 23% increased allocation into the construction of National Highways while it`s only 6% for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana !

With the heart of India residing in the quagmire of villages, with blood flow being restrained at every instances, it is fanciful to expect the emergence of a healthy India, besides, it leaves an enormous space to be apocryphal about the worthiness of UPA`s effort in ``Bharat Nirman``.


BK Chowla, said...

UPA has created
Now there are two Indias and they dont realise what problems will this create in the years to come.

Sanchita said...

That was pretty insightful & I do agree with you.. I wanted to look at the overall issue from a diff. angle.. see, the point is we have to use a big Handicap sign for our population no matter where we go and park our car. This problem will never go and we will always remain a poor country..too many mouths to feed. Even if we get rid of that EVER, we need to get rich in our heads.. mere desh ki dharti sona ugle ..the thought is good..but doesn't necessarily mean that we have to turn the entire nation into villages and plots and crops. To begin with, someone must put some intellect in the lady leader of our state who believes there is no growth without chaash-baash.