How to keep India Clean?

23/11/2014

Some of the things to be done to keep India Clean are:

1.Making available funds to local bodies:

a. for setting power plants using garbage either departmentally or through private participation

b. for settimg up manure plamts

c.for setting up plants to recycle glass items, iron & steel items, plastic items, paper &paper products or setting up plants on private participation

d. for setting plants for Cleaning dirty water for use in irrigation

e.for putting up Pay & Use toilets in markets, bus stands, play grounds,, etc. and for buying land for putting up toilets

f. for buying dustbins, trucks with mechanical devices for loading and unloading of garbage

2. imposing heavy fines for spitting, urinating etc.

3. using solid garbage for filling land


Language study-only when and for whom it is useful

15/11/2014

Excerpts from Simple Alternate Development Strategy”
Language study

In India, people spend (waste ?) a lot of time in learning languages. A student in states like Kerala , Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh spends about 20- 30% of the school time in learning his mother tongue, English and Hindi and sometimes Sanskrit also in schools like Vidya Mandir. If he learns only one language, he will have more time for learning science, arts, commerce, technical and other such subjects which would increase his knowledge. He will also have time to think originally and experiment. Now, a student does not have time to think at all. India would perhaps have produced many Nobel laureates if the students had time to think by avoiding learning of several languages. In addition to taking away time, learning of several languages prevents intense interest in science and other subjects, thus contributing to the mediocrity in any field. Languages could be learnt as and when necessary as in the case of officers of Indian Administrative Service(IAS) and Indian Police Service(IPS). It is not at all uncommon to find IAS and IPS officers who did not even see the Tamil language alphabets while in schools and colleges, writing and speaking fluently while working in Tamilnadu. ( The non-Tamil officers in Tamilnadu would not have got the jobs, had they in anticipation of working in Tamilnadu learnt Tamil language in schools and colleges, for in that event, they would not have got good marks in other subjects for paucity of time, thus making them unfit for jobs). It is not necessary to learn even English, the “universal language for acquiring knowledge”, as once Indians think in their languages and invent, the Indian languages will be learnt by foreigners and will become universal languages and tools for acquiring scientific and technical knowledge.


Guyana-India Economic Co-operation

14/11/2014

Gold is the main item of export for Guyana contributing over 40% to total exports. India is a very large importer of gold. India should explore possibilities of import of gold directly from Guyana , if necessary by undertaking of refining etc.

The second major item of export of Guyana is Rice. Guyana has large uncultivated but cultivable land. Indian companies can lease land for cultivation of Paddy, set up rice mills and increase exports of rice from Guyana. Guyana’s trade deficit can be wiped out.Indian companies can earn good profits as Guyana has fertile land and abundant rainfall.

Sugar is the fourth largest item of Guyana’s exports. Here also Indian companies can set up sugar mills and also lease land for cultivating sugarcane for feeding the mills. With increased sugar production, there will be increase in the production of molasses which can feed Rum factories. Guyana’s Rum is famous and Indian companies can produce and export Rum from Guyana.

Guyana also produces and exports rough diamonds and India is a large importer of this item. India can directly import diamond from Guyana .India can also explore possibilities of diamond exploration.

Some of the items which Guyana can import from India are: motor vehicles , including cars, sugar machinery, agricultural machinery like tractors, harvesters etc.Guyana consumes wheat but does not produce the same. Guyana can import wheat/wheat flour from India. The quantity will not be huge as the total population of Guyana is less than one million.

There are also possibilities for cooperation between the two countries in laying railway lines in Guyana and construction of bridges across rivers