Acts versus Awareness campaigns


In India, it has become a fashion with the social activists and NGOs and some organisations to demand legislation for implementing resolutions of the United Nations Organisation and other international  bodies, introduced mostly by developed countries and reflecting mostly their practices, views and concerns. The central and state governments in India should also take  into  consideration, India’s ancient ways of living, practices, beliefs, customs, traditions etc.  before accepting the demands of social activists. Some of the cases where the governments ignore public feeling and concerns relate to laws on:

child labour
child marriage
cruelty to animals
These laws should be amended to be in line with India’s traditions and customms







Prevention of Crime/violence-involvement of religious pesonalities


In Feb 2017, Tamilnadu Police arrested around 500 rowdies in order to prevent law and order problems following split in the ruling AIADMK party. Some of them are said to be repeated offenders. IN due course all these  people will be released. It would be useful if government organizes all religions- yoga or meditation or prayer- courses for all these offenders with a view to change their mindset. The aim of the government should be not just punishing the offenders but reforming them and making them valuable and respected citizens. Prisons should be places of reformation. It is claimed by experts of Transcendental Meditation(TM) that if a person performs TM, several persons in the surrounding area will change for good. Hindu,Christian, Islamic, Sikh, Buddhist. Jain etc Priests could be invited to participate in the social movement to prevent violence and serious crime by conducting classes in prisons as also in specially organized meetings. As the society is becoming more violent, some concerted efforts are needed to change the trend




Indian central budget 2017-18-expenditure should be much more than budgeted


According to the Budget Estimate for 2017-18, total expenditure during 2017-18 is Rs . 21 46 735 crores which higher than the Revised Estimates for 2016-17 of Rs.20 14 407 crores only by about 6%. The inflation in a year will be about 10%. This means that in real terms the expenditure next year will be less than the current year. This will result in contraction of the economy instead of growth. If the rains are favourable and agriculture registers higher production and the private sector does well, the contraction of the economy can be avoided and even growth can be registered. For this the government should be proactive, reaching out to private sector and offer incentives. The regulatory role of the government should be reduced and developmental role should be concentrated upon. For example in the matter of pollution control, the authorities should not impose elaborate regulations on industries and punish those who violate the regulations but should come forward to establish pollution treatment plants and charge the industries for the same as service charges on a monthly basis just like electricity, water etc. charges. This could be done easily if the factory comes up in a cluster. If the industry is polluting one, government should encourage clusters so that it is cheaper to treat the pollutants.