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You are stupid if you are not there (Gujarat)




Daari_Tappida_Maaga
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Sounds impressive, Garvo. What is the downside to all of this? There are so many manufacturing units being set up in Gujarat. How will it effect in terms of pollution? It has been said that while China exports to the West, they have imported pollution(or rather west has outsourced pollution along with cheap manufacturing).

Also if I recollect, Gujarat is mostly semi-arid/desert region with water scarcity. I wonder how all this development will play out in future in terms of water scarcity.


 
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All valid concerns. For pollution control I guess we have laws but the enforcement is not happening. Haven't been to Gujarat's polluted areas for long long time, so can't tell how well government is performing there, but it looks like Modi is serious about environment, and pollution is part o it. Gujarat being the largest coastal state is going to get affected by climate changes a lot.

Look at the article concerning the rising-sea level and its potential impact on Gujarat.

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_is-2004-quake-behind-sea-level-rise-on-gujarat-coast_1344933

As regard to Water, Narmada did magic to the state and now almost all villages in Gujarat enjoy the drinking water from it, in addition to irrigation. Sabarmati, a dry river most of the time, now runs full because of Narmada.




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As regard to Water, Narmada did magic to the state and now almost all villages in Gujarat enjoy the drinking water from it, in addition to irrigation. Sabarmati, a dry river most of the time, now runs full because of Narmada.






absolutely right GG, I am from Kutch (west part of Gujarat) - boarder of Pakistan. we have a Desert area and problem of water too, but now after Govt. command by NM, we have a Narmada water at our interior areas and we are way...way...good about water problem and messive Industrial changes after 2001 Earthquake (ofcourse due to some Tax benefits ;) ) but we have now more than 1200 industires (Big and small) and we have a huge Job Opportunities now compare to back 1990.



 
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absolutely right GG, I am from Kutch (west part of Gujarat) - boarder of Pakistan. we have a Desert area and problem of water too, but now after Govt. command by NM, we have a Narmada water at our interior areas and we are way...way...good about water problem and messive Industrial changes after 2001 Earthquake (ofcourse due to some Tax benefits ;) ) but we have now more than 1200 industires (Big and small) and we have a huge Job Opportunities now compare to back 1990.




The last time I was in Bhuj (6 months ago), the water supply was intermittent - 3 days a week, 1 hour a day. The water gets harvested by unscrupulous users before it reaches the district of Kutch.

The city of Bhuj faces a huge challenge as far as infrastructure is concerned - not to mention a corrupt municipality and a callous and indifferent attitude of its citizens. Since the time I left Bhuj, it has become dirtier and messier than before, esp. after earthquake.

All the posted pictures look good on "paper", but let us see - how they get built and how they are maintained


 
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All the posted pictures look good on "paper", but let us see - how they get built and how they are maintained



This is where the culture comes into picture. Not only the culture of Babus but also the culture of common citizen. Stealing from government property or damaging the government property is considered a brave act. Bribing is consider "Patayo", meaning I fooled a government officer. In reality the person who says Patayo is fooled. The irony is that this is not considered a social crime. What difference it makes if you steal 100 Rs from a counter of a convenience store v/s you enter in a toll route without paying toll? To me they both are crime but they do not see it that way.

I guess Modi is having regular moral values sessions for its officers, mostly the top ranked officers only. Hope it will change their values. And they pass thru them to the lower lever officers. High wishes.

The GIFT looks nice in the pictures. In real life without law enforcement and change in the attitude of the people it can't be the same. There must be something to be done for that. Will that happen?

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