Thursday, 22 October 2015

Vasanth Nagulakonda

Digital India and rise in economy can achieve Swachh Bharat.

Swachh Bharat.

Swachh Bharat Mission cannot be achieved in a single day and with few temporarily motivated citizens, but with joint cooperation and real togetherness of All our Indians. I see the ratio between people who clean public places and those who litter in public places as 1:99 approximately. I observed many people avoid littering in some public places like malls, theatres, and restaurants which are immaculately clean because they feel it is a faux pas to litter in such clean public places. Based on this idea, I feel Government of India should spend more money in employing sanity workers and encourage them to keep the public places perfectly clean so that the remaining 99 don't litter there. This brings real togetherness towards Clean India, a dream of Shri Narendra Modi Ji.

Digital India.

We must keep India clean using permanent solutions, but not using temporary fixes based on whims of our public servants. The quality of material and technologies used in laying down our roads, electricity lines and water pipes must be good enough to sustain wear and tear from natural calamities. We frequently experience power outages in India when there is heavy rainfall for the quality of power infrastructure is bad. I observed that there is no coordination between several departments of our Governments in doing their construction/ maintenance work in public places. For example, waterworks department digs holes on a recently laid out road for laying water pipes which is ridiculous. Sometimes, the water pipes are damaged by roads maintenance department and the public there receives dirty water from taps. There should be a centralized solution for this so that all departments coordinate their work among themselves. Coordination among Government personnel brings real togetherness and saves our tax money by avoiding rework. This is a step towards Digital India where everything is digitalized for enabling Government personnel coordination with every stakeholder.

People in rural areas must be educated to maintain cleanliness in their surroundings to avoid health hazards. Just commercials on TV will not do because not all people in India have TVs at home. Government should help local Panchayats in achieving social awareness among all its natives.

Not everybody can afford clean ambiance. Cleanliness is also based on the financial status of a citizen. A rich person can afford to keep his places clean, unlike people suffering from poverty. The per-capita income indirectly decides how clean we can keep our nation. Uplifting poor people, thus raising our per-capita income, can help us achieve Clean India.

A country with no corruption will develop much faster than its counterparts. Digital India can put an end to corruption because every transaction of a citizen with Government is recorded electronically. At the same time, Digital India will connect All Indians and give an equal platform for All.

Real togetherness and cooperation among our farmers can save their money and lives. This will avoid losses for them when there is excessive production of a crop. For example, sometimes tomatoes get so cheap, that farmers lose money. If they coordinate well, farmers can stay away from losses. A rich farmer means more per-capita income of India and a step towards Swachh Bharat.

The Swadharma of our public servants is to Clean India and that of the rest of our Indians is to Keep India Clean. It is the responsibility of Government to Clean India, but it is not applicable to All of our citizens. It would be foolish to invest in Swachh Bharat Mission alone, without focussing on Digital India and rise in per-capita income.

Jai Swachh Bharat!