“So sad, India is a soft state”
“Our government cannot take tough decisions”
“We actaully don’t deserve to be called a developing nation…”
“Govt. doesn’t think about the common people”
“We need to be economically independent and strong nation”…
BLAH BLAH BLAH..
Oh did I hear that you are hearing these statments for the first time ? Then you must not be an Indian.If not then you definitely belong to this nation.
I am fed up hearing all these statements from all my friends,relatives,media that I have only one thing to say “We are a nation of hypocrites”.
First we blame our government for not taking any strong measure for long term develpoment of this country,but when it actually does we are the first to crib and blame in our own ways;thanks to the democracy.The nation wide bandh called tommorow i.e. on 5th July is just one feather in otherwise crowned cap of so many bandhs for stupid reasons.
Our opposition party,especially BJP doesn’t have any valid issue to talk about.Their life starts at Mandir,raam janam bhoomi,hindutava,godhara et al and ends there.They look for means to demean the efforts and pain taken by ruling UPA to bring the nation on the accelerated growth rate for golden future of this country.
As the clouds of economic recession are clearing and undoubtedly we have emerged undisputed winners of this economic tsunami, which can be attributed largely to the economic policies of this govt. which started way back in 1991 largely due to the fiscal measures taken by ManMohan Singh.Don’t you think we should show faith in the same person who thinks for the improvement of India than his own political future.Don’t we want to have a double digit growth by 2012 ?
A man of action is much better than a man of words (Mr. Obama are you listening ? )
The current effort of govt. to free the Oil price from govt. control is a revolutionary step in the right direction.Instead of hailing praise for this heroic effort we are cursing it.
I would like to put forward some stats in front of you:-
a) Our annual Oil import bill is more than 1 lakh crore rupees in terms of subsidies.
b) Our annual diesel consumption is 4 times more than petrol consumption
c) Indians are world’s one of the most reckless users of petroleum products.
d) Developed nations like US,UK ,Japan don’t have a price control mechanism.
e) We didnot have any price control mechanism even during the time of Indira gandhi,it was linked to international prices.
During gulf war even after the price was increased 3 times it was passed on to the consumers.We were agrarian economy unlike
now but still we survived and came back strongly.
f) So called common man’s fuel, kerosene has about rs40/ltr of subsidy and LPG cylinder about rs 280 per cylinder.
g) Top 5 petrol taxing states: Punjab 37.5%, Andhra 33%, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu 30%, Madhya Pradesh 29.75%. NDA 3. UPA 2
It’s no hidden fact that price change of petroleum products in our country have been taken so far keeping in mind the votebank politics instead of economic and social consideration.And this very approach has been making the govt and economy cripple due to back breaking oil bill which squeezes out chunk of our dollar reserves.
Price of oil has minimal affect on actual price of transport and other stuff but the cunning businessmen make the most out of each price hike portraying fault of government measures.
It seems our oppostion parties are too obssesed with bandh that for any trivial issue they call for bandh,chakka jaam,boycott etc.
These politicians sit in the luxury of their homes enjoying on taxpayers money,whereas a common man struggles to make for his daily daal-roti.Bengal and Kerala are already an example of what bandhs & strikes can do to the growth and progress.
Even if one is really interested to show their disgust with any policy of govt. one should show it in other forms,like what I am doing it currently by writing here.
I believe this price hike should be taken in positive stride and we should learn to value this exhaustible and limited resource-to USE JUDICIOUSLY.On the flip side,this may encourage the big business houses to invest more in R&D of alternate sources of energy.With the kind of innovative brainpower we posses, I won’t we surprised if we come out with the cheapest form of renewable energy technology.If there has to be any time to venture in this field,it cannot be better than this time.If we can make NANO we can make this too.
I feel proud that UPA has taken the baby steps to ease off this burden and make us self sufficient as far as oil consumption is concerned.
I am no economist,but I do know simple mathematics.The current price hike for petroleum products will relieve govt. from 23k crore rupees of subsidy bill.But if the bandh somehow succeeds tommorrow,can you just imagine the impact on the finances of our country it will produce ? At least 3-4 times of this amount.Can’t we bear a little bit of this hike for long term growth ?
Rest I leave it to you,whether you want to stay at home and further break the backbone of economy or step out of house and resume our daily routine to contribute to the growth of this nation.
PS: Supreme court had declared Bandh illegal some time ago, I HOPE we all remember it.