Thursday, January 1, 2009

Development !!!

I have been wondering ' what is the actual purpose of my blog?'. The answer to that would be 'to make a collection of my randomly occurring not-so stupid meticulous thoughts'. I could however maintain a diary!! Yaa but it feels like a celebrity when someone reads your thoughts and even better if they comment on it,so please do. I also get a reality check. So todays post is about 'My strategic planning for the development of rural people dependant on Agriculture'. My dad is a Farmer, So that inspires me to think about it.
It is a well known fact that India has been achieving high growth rates and a more well known fact it is majorily limited to urban India. There has been rise in migration from villages. There have been many protests regarding this issue and many fingers are being pointed towards the authenticity of growth index. But I ask them WHY SUCH PESSIMISM?!! Migration from the field of Agriculture is the best thing that ever happened to this country. Land is constant but our population isn't. India faces the major problems in agriculture because of the small scale of farmlands . There isn't a market for heavy machinery oriented agriculture which leads to less economic output per person. So if migration increases and people are changing there occupations, its actually increasing the value output of farmer per unit land. If you look back into history, you will notice that there is no major economy which became 'Major' basing on agriculture. So my first point to future generations and potential parents of that generation to encourage migration form Agriculture
Second point has been much spoken about and has always been on the brochure of electoral campaigns of all the political parties. That use of science and technology to increase the yield of the fields. Yes! Once upon a time there was a green revolution in 1970's. India became self sufficient. But why such an OPTIMISM here. The government has been spending huge amount of economic and intellectual property on this cause only. The results have not been very encouraging,least of all mind boggling. I just wonder what the politicians plan to do!! They may be able to achieve higher yields but will that actually result in increase of income to farmers. The research should have been towards value addition of present output,ex- Ethanol manufacturing. This should actually impact the farmers economic condition. So my second point is value addition.
How many times have you eaten noodles?? Strange question. That is the impact of proper marketing. I cant comprehend the fact that our companies never tried to market our sweets or cuisines in packaged forms outside India. There has been beginning, all compliments to haldirams,ITC etc.. But still there impact is very localised. When Chinese could create a market for noodles all over the world,why cant India?? Third Point we should create a market for our products outside India. This will have a huge impact on economic condition of farmers. So to achieve this,first government has to encourage private companies into this sector. They will take this baton from the government. So to do so government should encourage companies to setup factories in rural areas. For government to do so we should not fall into the trap of opposition parties. To do so our people should have a proper knowledge of this happenings.

P.S.- This post was inspired by the lameness of Tata IDEA cellular operating services ad. If you remember 'JUNTA ne naa kaha toh NAA'.

11 comments:

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  2. Is 1 a good no. ?
    Dude u owe me a thanks a I have to put up with ur blog and thank god I have killed myself or some1 after reading this :P.
    Ny ways I agree its a good thing that there is change of occupation is going on but it must be done in a controlled so that balance is maintained.
    2nd thing is that I don't really think that sweets or not being marked out side India but the thing is that there must be some necessary changes in recipe to fit to the taste of foreigner. If u can see ever the noodle made in India don't have the same recipe as of in china.
    even pizza and burger.
    3rdly there is also encouragement for the formers for production of value added crops(As in the case with jatropha forming carried out in jarkhand) the thing is this kind of thing is risky and they need to have info about how to farm and wat to use n when to use. Even then there can be probs with uninterrupted flow charts of produced output.

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  3. thanks man...u seriously read the whole of it....hehe

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  4. Do u know who this is?
    antee naa nee comments just a single line??

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  5. who is this ra....ni profile lo no name

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  6. good food for thought dude...I was really impressed with the sweets idea..gud one...

    migration is resented because many of those who migrate essentially become urban slum dwellers or poor daily wage labourers... increasing burden on already weak infrastructure and civic amenities...
    Migration from agriculture has always been hailed...infact the govt always takes pride in the fact that the share of agriculture in India's GDP is decreasing over the years....

    So, u actually mixed up 2 migrations- migrations from villages to cities and migration from agriculture to services/industry.
    Both do not have the same effects

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  7. yaa.... akash here again you have spoken as true bureaucrat.... This blog was not about govt or the analysts of highest order...i was comprehnding parties like trinamool,communist etc... i wasnt comprehending the govt....every govt till now..as u stated has taken credit for migration form field of agriculture.... but its th epeople who are not in the govt creating the fuss.... and actually are able to create certain amount impact on indivduals.... this was directed agianst them....

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  8. on a lighter note, people outside govt. have to make fuss about something or the other. They can just sit around giving the impression that all is well under this govt.

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