Friday, March 21, 2008

How will India be a Developed Nation ?

I wish just like the question, only if I had a one line answer to this, but I don't.

Indians are an unusually talented lot, i guess we only need to get our act together.

We need more visionaries, more leaders. Jo chalein to hindustan chale, to hindustan chale....

I recently watched the "Lead India" series on television, the participants were very good & effective.

We need Indians to think scale in everything we do, we need every Indian to live for his country first before he lives for himself.

We need to do a lot for upliftment of the unpreviliged people in our society. I salute the NGO's and people who work untiringly to see that all poor people get atleast a meal a day.

We still have a long way to go....

We need good project managers for all the government projects to see minimum wastages & time overruns. We need Government to have all their plans as "Project" with fixed start & end dates rather than "Programmes" which are without any committments.

Public Distribution supply for those below poverty line needs a complete overhaul.

We need more accountability from the Government and its officials.

We need public servants to do their jobs sincerely & honestly.

Hell lot of investment needs to go into Agriculture sector to reduce our dependence on rains & to make a farmer's life worth living.

This may seem more like a wishlist than actual action plan but that's what it is till we Indians decide to make it a reality.

Insha Allah !


India is presently ranked at 72nd place among 180 countries by the Transparency International in its latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI). An Indian newspaper asked readers to forward their views on "How can corruption in India be eradicated?". Here's my 2 cents on the topic....

We can go on listing the endless possibilities of eradicating corruption however in my opinion we need to go into the Root cause of corruption & corrupt practises.

If an individual or system can address the following, I believe it will go a long way in eradicating corruption.

a) We as individuals need to take high moral ground in profession & life.
b) Meritocracy has to be encouraged instead of Bureaucracy.
c) Every citizen of the country has to be answerable for his/her actions in professional life.
d) Government needs to ensure a minimum standard of living for every citizen.
e)We should develop a zero tolerance policy on corruption in our professional lives.

I feel if we can achieve abovementioned actions, it can be effective in reducing corruption.

Deviating from the topic I would also add that if it were not for corruption, billions of rupees would be accounted in the Economy today and it could be used for betterment of Indians not to mention our GDP effectively would be that much more.