Growth And disparity
Indian enigma of growth has mesmerized not only the growth statics but people around the world too.The rise of Indian elephant and replacing japan as the third largest economy was merely a lost opportunity to convert growth into economic development.Our mass urban renovation plans including JNNURM failed to make any mark and sticking of govt still with the same approach shows the incompetence at the Think tank level.
What we failed to achieve was the redressal mechanism for a good governance system.We failed to covert opportunity of growth into development which is quite visible by the spread of slums around the capital.As a proud citizen of one of the largest Democratic system what we wished from our govt is to establish equal participation in the benefits that growth and resources generated over the decade.
I have spent quite a lot of time in slums of Delhi and what i found was very disturbing for any individual.The living conditions over here are disgusting and frustrating.There is no dignity in life here.To imagine such a life in the capital of worlds third largest economy shatters my dreams of growth because growth with this kind of inequality is of no use to common masses.What is the prime most priority of a govt ?? For me it is to provide its citizens with basic facilities and amenities and to ensure in time grievance redressal .Delhi govt has failed on both the platforms.
Right To life
our constitution has provided us with some basic fundamental rights which ensure our freedom and participation as an individual in a socially just society.One of the most important of all the fundamental rights is Right To Life prescribed in Article 21; Right to Life and Liberty ensures that no individual shall be deprived of his personal liberty until and unless justified by the procedure as established by the law.The Supreme court of India has gone further to establish the fact that Right to Life has more to ensure , that is Right to life means more than mere existence as human and includes a life with dignity.Hence Right to Life also covers right to Healthy and good environment for Growth which our constitutionally elected govt has failed to ensure.The Prime need of a healthy society are healthy individuals and for that we need healthy and good environment for the proper physical and mental growth of individuals.In slums and around India , Indian state has failed to achieve or create this hence deprived its citizens of a right ensured by the constitution.
The mass malnutrition spread in the slums due to unhygienic environment ha s created a havoc and condition becomes more worse in rainy season.Govt Servants are missing from parks and parks have become a place for mosquito breeding instead of being a place to facilitate child growth.Children are stunted because of malnutrition and availability of doctors at cheap and affordable price is a farsighted dream.Even govt hospitals can mesmerize u with long ques.
This whole scenario shutters the Indian image of growth engine and presents an image of mass inequality and vulnerability of Indian masses.It is govt s utmost responsibility to ensure each and every citizen of what he/she deserves and above all a healthy environment where he can feel free, live healthy and can envisage a bright future for his/her children.Life without Dignity is no life at all and A socially just and capable govts first priority is to ensure an equitable environment for its citizen.Only then The dream of Bharat Nirman will come true.