Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, 6 May 2016

Ignoring History ?

History teaches us that people don't like sudden / abrupt / big changes , whether these affect them socially , politically /  economically or , even emotionally

Changes that happen slowly / gradually / minimally , over a period of time , are much more palatable / acceptable and get assimilated into the psyche without causing a trauma

But then , if such gradual changes fail to take place - or get caused over a long period of time , by people responsible - then it becomes imperative to introduce sudden / big changes even at the risk of inviting anger of the people affected

Here is just one example of what happened / is happening , and what could have been done over a long period , to avoid anger / demonstrations / militancy / strife / human misery :

#   Could we have ensured timely completion of construction of
dams / irrigation canals / interlinking of rivers etc to ensure that areas needing water got it and drought / flooding got avoided ?

If so , could we have avoided delivering water in trains and tankers ?

Could we have dug thousands of small ponds / reservoirs in each and every village to retain water and thereby raise ground water level ?

Just ask what our MPs and MLAs could have done over the past 65 years , to avoid / eliminate following problems :

*   Ever growing demand for " Quota / Reservation "

*   NPAs threatening bankruptcy of banks

*   Impending closure of PSUs , making losses for 40 years

*   Cheap Chinese imports flooding our markets / causing job-

*   Effluents from chemical plants / tanneries and sewage ,
    turning all of our rivers into gutters

*   Pollution from fossil fuel power stations / construction / diesel
     vehicles , making our air , un-breathable

*   Reckless iron ore mining turning our forests into waste-land

*   Wrong taxation policies encouraging people to evade taxes
     and generate BLACK MONEY

*   License / Permit Raj , leading to bribes and corruption

*   Layers upon layers of government employees ( 32 lakh ),
     resulting in denial of each and every civil service

*   Outdated - and complicated - judicial processes , coupled with
     insufficient number of judges,  ensuring non-delivery of
     justice ( with 30 million pending cases - which will take 300
     years to clear ! )

*   60 million people dying every year thru cigarette smoking

I can go on and on !

It is not too late to draw up a 10 year  ACTION PLAN for solving each of the above-mentioned problem and commit to making just 10 % improvement per year

Better late than never  !

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs

07  May  2016  


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