Making society safe for people

20/10/2017

All over the world, including developed countries, crimes are increasing in numbers as also in seriousness. In most cases criminals are traced and punished. But the crimes continue to take place.

It is easier to punish a criminal, but it is more important to prevent a crime taking place. For preventing crimes criminal minds of the people should be changed. For this, fear should be instilled in the minds of the people about serious consequences of committing crime not only in this birth but also in life after death( as believed in Hinduism ,Islam, Christianity, etc). Course in moral science for students should be designed in such a way that people will be afraid of to not only harm but even think of harming people. This may not be easy but attempts should be made in this direction.

Police authorities already have lists(though not exhaustive) of people involved in repeated crimes. These people should be exposed yoga, meditation, religious lectures etc. Spiritual leaders of all religions should be requested to take interest in these activities. Spiritual leaders should be given places of honour in the society, so that they take interest in social issues of the people.

These yoga etc activities should also be organized in prisons which should become places of reformation

Vigilant Committees should be organized in all areas which will report their suspicions, views and ideas to the Police authorities. Members of these committees should be selected mostly from retired people,(to keep expenditure to the minimum) after careful considerations. In order to make them committed to their task, they should be given awards, honours and honororiums. They should be posted at busy places like bus stands, busy shops, markets, educational institutes, hospitals, banks, ATMs, govt.offices, temples, churches, mosques etc. where surveillance cameras should also be installed.

Most importantly, all able bodied persons should be given full time employment with decent salaries.

The question of giving one or two years military and police training to all people before they go for regular jobs should also be considered. This is to instill sense of discipline.

The above measures may lead to reduction of incidence of crime.

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Release of Mr.Ramalinga Raju of erstwhile Satyam Computer Services

12/10/2017

From what is reported on in the newspapers, it appears that if Mr.B.Ramalinga Raju of erstwhile Satyam of Computer services, who is in jail on a fraud case, is released from jail he would be able to create substantial number of jobs, and contribute to production of considerable quantum of goods and services as he did with Satyam . Thus his release appears to be in public interest. So the government should find ways to release him from jail. There will however be voices against his release advanced from the point of justice which should be considered. Government should also consider other implications.


Decentralising

28/07/2017

The Party for Capitalist Economy stands for decentralizing. For the last few years, the trend has been to centralize everything- grant of subsidies directly to the consumers from the central government, admission of students to certain professional courses, deciding quantum of taxes to be collected by the state governments etc. Even the state governments are taking decisions on behalf of private institutes and individuals like fees to be charged by schools from students, cutting trees, age at which one should marry, age at which one should go for jobs etc. The Party for Capitalist Economy thinks that decision taking should be decentralized- Central and state governments should resist the temptation to have more powers and allow private individuals and institutions to decide. There appears to be a need for All India parties like BJP and Congress as well as other parties to debate on the pros and cons of centralizing power.


Production and yield of rice(paddy) in India and neighboring countries

17/07/2017

Production and yield of rice(paddy) in India and neighbouring countries during the year 2014, as per Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO) are given below.

Country area harvested(HA) Production(tonnes) yield(tonnes)

China (mainland) 30,300,870 206,507,400 6.81
Bangladesh 11,319,490 52,325,620 4.62
Myanmar 6,790,000 26,423,300 3.89
Sri Lanka 881,000 3,381,000 3.84
Bhutan 20,359 76,621 3.76
India 43,855,000 157,200,000 3,58
Nepal 1,486,951 5,047,047 3.39
Pakistan 2,890,646 7,002,832 2.42

Yield in India is just a little over half of the yield in China and much less than that of Bangladesh. The main reason for low yield is shortage of water. For increasing yield, irrigation should be increased. Government has no control over rainfall but has the capability for maximum utilization of surface and ground water. The state and central governments should immediately start work on linking rivers in the country not only for purposes of irrigation but also to manage floods.

If India’s yield of food grains is as much as that of China, world hunger could be wiped out completely.


Foreign Policy of India – success or failure

06/07/2017

How does one assess whether the foreign policy of India in recent years is a success or failure? If we go by the number of Indian VVIPs’ visits abroad or foreign VVIP’s visits to India, India’s foreign policy is a success. But mere visits and signing of agreements do not necessarily mean success or failure. Success of foreign policy also cannot be concluded by the number of international organizations in which the country becomes a member or of which the country is a co-founder. Common approach to or identity of views on international issues also do not mean success of foreign policy. Extending assistance, grants and loans to other countries through various programmes or Eximbank etc also does not mean the foreign policy is a success. Successful foreign policy should lead to expansion of the country’s exports, industrial, technical and scientific cooperation between the countries,spreading of Indian culture, increased arrivals of foreign visitors, creation of interest in foreign countries in India’s history, culture. languages, way of life etc.

Foreign policy should also not be under the control of only the Ministry of External Affairs. The inputs from other Ministries of the union and from the states should also be solicited and considered carefully.


No need for workers to work abroad

06/06/2017

India can claim to have economically improved only when Indian workers do not find more benefit in going abroad for manual work and prefer to work in India i.e. they easily find jobs in India itself and the salaries and working conditions in India are as good as or better than in foreign countries. Also Indian workers already in foreign countries should be eager to return to India to work. There is so much work to be undertaken- laying roads, railway lines, constructing buildings-residences, factories, shops, hotels, restaurants etc- that there is no need for workers to go abroad.


Poor people to become rich and rich people to become richer.

15/05/2017

It has become a fashion with political parties/leaders, non-governmental organizations, intellectuals etc to express their interests in the betterment of  the poor people only as though they are not bothered about the interests and concerns of the rich people- businessmen, industrialists, service providers and large land owners. In fact they always  talk ill of rich people. This is an unhealthy situation. It is the rich people who pay taxes to the government for running the government and for providing  welfare schemes for poor people , it is the rich people who create and provide jobs to the people, it is the rich people who engage in large charitable activities. It is therefore difficult to understand why the rich people are ignored by the government etc. The policy of any government should be to make rich people richer, so that they can make poor people rich by setting up industries, shops, service establishments and providing jobs to unemployed persons and providing higher posts for already employed workers, staff and officers.  To bridge the gap between the poor and rich, rich people should not be made poor, but poor people should have higher growth in income than the rich people.