Saturday, 30 May 2015


INDIA IN SHAMBLES - FORGOTTEN CONSTITUTION: 3. In the Making of the Nation:                                                                        Secondary Resources ( Industries )   If we are able to create...

3. In the Making of the Nation

                                Secondary Resources (Industries)

  If we are able to create adequate infrastructure, provide power and rehabilitate all viable sick and closed units of the country, we can place this sector among the most prosperous and industrialised sectors in the world.
It may also call for a review of our labour laws for better harmony, productivity and quality of work as analysed below:
Most of us bask in the glory of our democracy and its generous “democratic rights”. It is like giving  undue liberty and laxity to a child by his parents without inculcating good traits in him. Such a child going astray is no surprise. Labour interpreted these rights as their freedom to indulge in unwarranted direct actions and expressing their grievances with a vengeance. But indiscipline and unethical rights cannot be democratic rights, and neither can it be their welfare. Indiscipline and arrogance are the virtues our labour embraced. To earn their support the political class not only ignored the wrongs they were doing, they also enacted wicked labour laws in favour of the labourer. Gradually we became a race with little mettle and more flab. Inefficiency, poor work culture, a callous attitude, and disregard for our duties and responsibilities became the fashion of the day.  
We should not forget that “duties” and “rights” go hand in hand.
                                  ”Duties” we sow and “rights” we reap!
Before liberalisation (1991), labour unions mushroomed and labour offices flourished. It was a free-for-all, unions, labour and labour offices. Lots of money would transact between the management, unions and the labour office, while only a little would reach the labourer. The illiterate labourer remained illiterate and poor. I can authentically say so because I was in my own industry and other businesses then. Post-liberalisation, the situation is somewhat improved due to the emphasis on mechanisation and automation and the need for skilled workers rather than unskilled. Also the employer has now adopted stricter scrutiny measures during recruitment.
No matter what, we cannot overlook the ghastly events at the Maruti establishments at Gurgaon and Manesar, created at regular intervals out of non-issues (2011-12). We now learn that Maruti and many corporate sector institutions have since introduced self-defence training for their staff.  
Growth of the secondary (industrial) sector is vital to build the economy of a nation. The well-being of this sector and social justice to workmen both are important while framing industrial policies. A show of social justice for workers at the cost of economy is not only meaningless; it also kills our own golden goose. No one likes to deny social justice to a workman nor is averse to his well-being but everything has its means and values. Industrial unrest, strikes, lockouts, slow down, tools down and abuse to management cannot mean welfare, and have surely dragged the country to our present wretchedness. Whatever be the causes of unrest, the law should not give liberty to strike work or affect productivity by any means. Productivity is the only hope that can bail us out from unemployment and poverty, and provide a healthy economic base. How can we kill our own horse or chop the branch on which we are sitting?
First and foremost is the welfare of the nation and its poor masses, which requires a clear vision and prudent policies. We cannot compromise on this nor dole out concessions that dilute this philosophy. We must make people work rather than stop them from working. Discipline and responsibility to one’s duty are the basic virtues to build a strong and prosperous society or a nation. Any philosophy preaching to the contrary is a farce. In our own interest, we must shun indiscipline and callousness and cultivate discipline and conscientiousness for our responsibilities and duties. Dear countrymen remember nothing comes the easy way; one has to work hard to achieve something; “work is worship”.
Democratic rights give us freedom of expression not destruction.
The next topic will be tertiary resources (Tourism and Services).
Thanks and Regards
K C Agrawal

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Thursday, 28 May 2015


INDIA IN SHAMBLES - FORGOTTEN CONSTITUTION: 2. In the Making of the Nation:                                                                   Identifying Our Resources Primary Resources ( Agriculture-based R...

2. In the Making of the Nation


                                   Identifying Our Resources
Primary Resources (Agriculture-based Resources)
Villages are still the reflection of our country. Unless villages prosper, the country shall not. Our villages have become a living disgrace of harrowing human suffering, sorrows and maladies. The situation can be reversed by:
-          Improving the size of land holdings (land management). It would mean smaller farmers may have to form cooperatives.
-          Doing extensive research on the agricultural front
-          Developing good quality (hybrid) seeds
-          Using proper manures and pesticides 
-          Establishing storage systems to save agricultural produce from rains, storms, heat and rodents.
-          Locating markets and establishing a proper transportation system.
-          Adapting to modern irrigation techniques and mechani­sation to get rid of primitive and outdated practices of irrigation and harvesting.
-          Mechanisation will result in large-scale unemployment but I have identified enough avenues in Chapter 8.1 to gainfully engage the surplus labour force.
-          So on and so forth. For details refer the book.

 If we are able to do the above we can improve the productivity of our primary sector by seven to ten times. And then (after five to seven years), when the economy is back on track, we can begin the construction of our nation through City Centres (Chapter 8.3). This will, in another seven to ten years, transform the villages, the villagers, rehabilitate the disabled and destitute, and thus transform the whole nation like a dream come true.    
The perennial recurrences of droughts and floods over the years have eroded the fertility of our arable land to a great extent. The present erosion of the agricultural front, low yield, soaring prices, and pathetic condition of our farmers and their committing suicide is of little surprise. Perennial droughts, floods and lack of means of livelihood have resulted in large-scale emigration of our farmers and unemployed workers to nearby urban areas in search of livelihoods. It disturbs the local social order and creates a lot of unrest, traffic congestion, and other problems, including hatred for the migrants, as witnessed in Maharashtra, Assam, Bihar, UP (also see Sections, 2.8, 3.2).
The next topic will be secondary resource (industries)

Thanks and Regards
K C Agrawal

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Monday, 18 May 2015

2. In the Making of the Nation: First and foremost


 Dear Friend,
In my last mail I talked about self determination. Now further;            

Without a rigid foundation one cannot build a superstructure and neither can we build a prosperous nation without a responsible and accountable system of governance. The road-maps and guidelines that I have presented   can be fulfilled only by a responsible and accountable system of governance at the States and the Union levels (how to establish good governance see chapter 7 of the book).
Here below I am providing brief guide lines to overcome the perennial regression that has besieged the nation;
-          Guarantee jobs to 100 percent workable hands within two to three years, not by way of charity or gratis, but by doing actual creative and developmental works, noted in Chapters 8.1–8.10.
-          Make optimum use of our talent and expertise and the mammoth human resource available with us.
-          Make judicious use of our natural and non-renewable resources.
-          Optimize our Primary (agriculture), Secondary (industries) and Tertiary (mainly tourism) sectors.
-          Exercise population control and bring it down to the level of about 80 crore (Chapter 8.4).
-          Remove the illiteracy, ignorance and backwardness of our people by creating a proper education system (Chapter 8.5 and Section 8.3.1. II).
-          Rehabilitate the old, the disabled and destitute, and gradually eradicate disabilities and destitution for all time (Section 8.3.1).
-          Motivate people to work for the nation and care for their fellow-beings (Section 8.5.1).
-          Practice water management (Chapter 8.6).
-          Be prepared for disaster management (Chapter 8.7).
-          Optimize power generation (Chapter 8.8).
-          Improve the environment (Chapter 8.9).
-          Put emphasis on IT (information technology) and R&D (research and development) (Chapter 8.10).
The subsequent sections shall explain briefly how the above can actually be achieved.  
In my next message I will provide a few guidelines’

Thanks & Regards
K C Agrawal

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Friday, 15 May 2015

1. In the Making of the Nation

Dear Friends,
#Self- determination is essential for #self- empowerment. To be dependent on others is a #self-defeat. Only handicapped use the crutches. Through my untrammelled research over the years I have worked out guidelines and road-maps how we can still place our country amongst the most prosperous and powerful nations in the world within the available resources that our mother earth has provided us.

From now on I shall endeavour to present briefly and regularly guidelines how we can make it happen. My philosophy is a logical and holistic analysis of most problems that have besieged the nation and their logical solutions.
I am sure people will comprehend the findings and contribute in making it happen.

Thanks & Regards
K C Agrawal

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