Prohibition- by law or persuasion?

09/03/2016

Consumption of alcohol leads people to misbehavior. The media often report about this misbehavior which affects several people. Consumption/excessive  consumption of alcohol has destroyed the peace and livelihood of families of several consumers. It has destroyed their health.. Talking all these into consideration, one comes to the conclusion alcohol is very bad. Once a consumer gets addicted, he will not on his own, normally give up excessive drinking. So it is left to the society to make him give up drinking. Several organizations and political parties show serious concerns on the ill effects of alcohol consumption. Now the question is, should there be a legal solution which will be ban on preparation, sale and consumption, or should this be by persuasion. In Tamilnadu, various political parties and social organizations are seeking ban on drinking and closure of liquor shops. Here also a question arises as to whether closure of liquor shops not lead to preparation, sale and consumption of illicit liquor which in the past had been responsible for many deaths. In addition addicts going to neighboring states to drink cannot be stopped.

Several countries in Europe and America enforced prohibition, but this could last only for short periods and was repealed in most of the countries/territories within the countries.

It appears that the best course to bring an end to alcohol consumption is by persuasion. In each locality, those seeking prohibition can gather in large numbers in front of liquor shops and persuade consumers not to buy and consume liquor. In addition, Government and non-governmental organizations can start de-addition centres all over the state and treat addicts free of charge. These two steps will certainly reduce the number of alcohol consumers.

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MANIFESTO FOR ELECTIONS TO THE TAMILNADU LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY(3)

26/02/2016

TREES

Restrictions on planting, growing and cutting trees like sandalwood, teak etc will be removed
Trees grown wildly (like karuvelam trees) will be replaced with useful trees in public/government places Fully  grown trees will be cut and used and new saplings will be planted(replantation)on a continuous basis

HEALTH

The rural hospitals will be upgraded and all treatments, surgeries, rehabilitation etc as are available in private hospitals of medium sized towns, will be undertaken in rural hospitals. Difficult and serious cases will be referred to big hospitals, All treatments will be free for all sections of the population. No income or nativity certificate will be asked. Multi speciality hospitals cum research institutions will be opened in all district headquarters

Separate hospitals cum research institutions will be established for unknown diseases.

Relatives, friends etc. will not be required to stay with the patient once the patient is admitted in a hospital. The hospital will take care of the patient completely. The relatives can attend to their routine work.

There will be intensive research on Native medicine in addition to research on Ayurveda, siddha and other systems.

All major hospitals will have native medicine sections.

Government will pay a lump sum amount to successful native medicine practitioners and ask them to train some candidates.

M.B.B.S and B.E are the coveted professional courses. These are 4 1/2 and 4 year courses respectivbely  after 12th class. In engineering, for those who are not in a position to get admission in B.E due to various reasons, there is an option of pursuing 3 year diploma course after 10th class. Not all engineering works require knowledge of a B.E. graduate and the diploma engineers do not have any special difficulty in getting suitable jobs. In the case of medical course, in Tamilnadu there is no option to pursue a diploma course in medicine and surgery. Like in engineering, not all medical treatments require the knowledge of MBBS graduates and MBBS graduates need not spend their time on treating simple ailments. 3 years after 10th class diploma course in medicine and surgery will provide adequate knowledge to persons to treat routine cases. So our government will introduce such course.

There are separate clinics for medical treatment of Central government employees in large cities like Delhi,Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai etc.If the illness requires hospitalization or if the doctors at the clinic are unable to handle the treatment, the patients are referred to government hospitals and if these hospitals also cannot treat the patients, they are referred to private hospitals which have the facilities for treatment, even if they are expensive and outside the place of residence of patients. The cost of treatment at private hospital is borne by the government.

Similarly when a local government hospital is unable to treat a common man’s illness, the patient would be referred to government hospital or private hospital and the entire expenditure would be met by the government. No certificate of income would be asked for. The fact that the patient did not go direct to private hospital but came to local government hospital shows that the patient needs/wants government assistance. This is one of the most required welfare measures which the government would extend to the people.

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

Scholarships will be provided to all meritorious students irrespective of their communities, income level etc. upto research level. No income, community etc certificates will be asked for.

grants will be given liberally for all colleges and private institutes to undertake research in pure sciences like physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, mathematics etc.

Institutions for research on heat, cold, wind, rainfall, soil erosion etc. will be established in all district headquarters

for matching grants will be given by government  for research by industry

Grants will also be given for establishing new research organisations

for supplying laboratory equipment fo universities/ colleges   through University Grants Commission

for research on refining techniques of artificial rain making

for research and development of robots

for establishment of a separate council for promotion of scientific cooperation with other states and foreign countries and for undertaking joint research projects with other states/ foreign countries and international organizations

for carrying intensive research on alternate fuels,

Samacheer kalvi thittam will be discontinued. A brilliant student who can absorb lessons more easily than others should not be denied access to further lessons.

Our government will restrict interference in the running of private educational institutes to the barest minimum. In the matter of syllabus and fees charged, there will be no interference.


Welfare measure- health

02/09/2014

There are separate clinics for medical treatment of Central government employees in large cities like Delhi,Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chdocennai etc.If the illness requires hospitalisation or if the doctors at the clinic are unable to handle the treatment, the patients are referred to government hospitals and if these hospitals also cannot treat the patients, they are referred to private hospitals which have the facilities for treatment, even if they are expensive and outside the place of residence of patients. The cost of treatment at private hospital is borne by the government.

Similarly when a local government hospital is unable to treat common man’s illness, the patient should be referred to government hospital or private hospital and the entire expenditure should be met by the government. No certificate of income should be asked for. The fact that the patient did not go direct to private hospital but came to local government hospital is shows that the patient needs govermment assistance. This if one of the most required welfare measure which the government should extend to the people.


Policies of Political Parties of India.

21/04/2014

It has become a fashion for self professed intellectuals in India to talk ill of and entertain hatred against the rich people.Some people even think and talk, that rich people would have become rich, only by exploiting the poor people. Many of the Political parties talk only of the poor people as though the rich people are not worthy of any consideration. The country cannot become rich without rich people producing goods and services and providing employment to the unemployed.The government cannot spend money on any scheme including schemes for poor people, without the rich people paying direct and indirect taxes. Political parties should not talk and act to differentiate people. The parties should promote harmonious relations between employers and employees, between producers and consumers,poor and the rich etc.
The rich people should be encouraged to set up more factories, service centres, educational and health services etc.

Similarly parties talk of providing education, employment etc. to people belonging to socially backward communities only. They do not talk of education to forward community people who could if encouraged, become great scientists, eminent technocrats,efficient doctors, inventors etc. The country needs such professionals to progress. It is necessary that good education is provided to all people, socially backward as well as socially forward community people. This is not to suggest that priority should not be given to backward people but talented forward community people should not be discouraged.

The policies of most of the political parties are such that they discourage people from working hard. For example free/subsidised supplies of food grains, clothes, etc.discourage people from working hard. A worker who earns Rs.350 per day as wages wants to work only for a few days in a month -may be 10 days- as 10 days’ wages are sufficient to meet monthly expenses because food grains, clothes, etc are available free of cost or at highly subsidised prices. The wages and prices policies should be such that able bodied members of a family work for 40/44 hours in a week to earn enough to meet the expenses in a week.


Food Security-production of food grains should increase

26/08/2013

Food Security is wrongly understood by planners. Food security means keeping adequate stock of food grains in the market. While countries where climatic and other conditions are not favourable for agriculture, the governments should ensure adequate stock in the market by facilitating or directly importing food grains. In countries like India food security means facilitating production of adequate food grains by making farming a profitable profession i.e. by ensuring fair prices for agricultural produce. At the same time government should ensure work with fair wages for all adult people. Even the disabled should do jobs according to their ability. The only fields where government should provide services free of cost or at subsidized rates are health and education. This is because, these services at times can become unaffordable for people.Food grains need not be supplied at subsidised rates.

Economy can grow only when the production of goods and services grow. This can happen only when all adults work.


India’s role in world affairs

03/10/2012

India is at present the second largest country in the world with every sixth person in the world being an Indian.In the next 10-15 years India will be the largest country with over 20% of the world i.e every fifth person in the world will be an Indian. At present India’s contribution to the world GDP is about 6-7%,being the third largest economy in the world. In the next 10-15 years,India’s share in the world GDP may go upto 10-12%, though it may continue to be the third largest economy. In this position,India should not contiue to take the stand that it does not want to interfere in the internal affirs of other counries. It should take active interest and major role in ensuring peace in the world and in helping poor countries not with materials but by giving consultation, technology, and if necessary loans.In particular, in consultation and cooperation with large countries like China,USA,Indonesia, Brazil etc India should strive for:

i.dissuading counries like Iran, Israel and North Korea to give up plans even for developing nuclear technology even for peaceful purposes,as this is the first step in the efforts for nuclear weapons

ii.persuading countries to take full responsibility for dismantling terror outfits and eliminating terror from the world. Terrorism has been one of the causes for world economic recession, as a lot of manpower is wasted in trying to preven terrorist activities

iii. being the largest country,it has to take responsibity to contribute to the health of the world population. towards this,India has to spend more, on medical research and spend more on establishing super speciality hospitals,so that small countries which cannot afford to establish the same can utulise the facilities in India

iv.India should increase its food production by 200-300% so that countries affected by natural calamities like floods, drought, earth quakes etc. can be assisted.

v.India should take initiative in brokering peace between warring countries or groups of coutries

vi.India should be the one which tables a large number of resolutions in UN organs like General Assembly, Security Council, specialised agencies etc.(It is taken for granted that by that time India would be a permanent member of the UN)

vii.India should spend much more on and expand its aciviies in the space, nuclear, ocean,heavy materials, renewable sources of energy, nano and emerging sciences as small countries will not be able to spend manpower and money on large projects and allow other countries to benefit from its activities in these spheres.