Sunday, February 19, 2006

The suicides have crossed 300 but the sensex has reached the 10000 mark.

"The suicides have crossed 300 but the sensex has reached the 10000 mark too."

Those were the closing lines of an article in "The Hindu" about the pitiful state of
the cotton growers of Vidarbha. The no. of suicides have been increasing year after year.
The above lines give the true picture of India. On one side the country is advancing
at a rapid rate and on the other side it is degrading at an equal or probably even
more rapid rate.

1 comment:

Santhosh said...

I'm afraid both these indices dont truly reflect the state of affairs. Our forex reserves, balance of trade, GDP, stock-ex indices are tools for a quick evaluation but do not tell us how a common-man's life is affected per se.

Private enterprise is doing its best for our progress while the govt has not yet seriously considering an infrastructural overhaul.

Its time again, for the govt to take initiative reg huge infrastructure upgrades. Lest, we miss the FDI band-wagon which China is making the most of