There are reports about skill development programme being undertaken by an old sugar mill of Kolkata. They need to be congratulated because this is the need of the hour. Training must be imparted to youth so that they can acquire skills which will enable them to find employment and set up their own workshops. India is facing shortage of electricians therefore training must be offered to youth for addressing this issue. Such enhanced training modules can be arranged with the participation of experts drawn from foreign countries. In our country, we must focus on the work of enhancing electric power generation and distribution.
It is equally important to provide clean drinking water to our citizens. Millions of Indians currently lack access to clean drinking water, and the situation is only getting worse. India’s demand for water is growing at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, the nation’s supply of water is rapidly dwindling primarily due to mismanagement of water resources, although over-pumping and pollution are also significant contributors. People residing in rural India have to go miles to fetch water. In most of the villages a tanker comes and people fight for their turn to get water as they are actually fighting for life.
What worries me the most is that instead of trying to become expert workers, we are trying to become propagandists and indulging in too much conversation and show off. While travelling, I learnt that our defense forces need good drivers. Training must be imparted to women to bridge the gender divide. China has a huge work force in almost all fields and they are learning English fast for giving us tough competition in the marine field.
Heavy fines should be imposed on drunken pilots of Air India and their licenses should be suspended for some time. The BMC has large number of unskilled work force. Our pollution control board is mired in bureaucracy, instead of performing work at the grassroot level for promoting development. We hear loud music and drum beating past 10pm in night and no one seems to bother, “Yeh koi pollution thodi hai, yeh to baaja hai”. Loud drumming affects heart patients and it causes disturbance to them.
Population control is very important otherwise strain on resources will tend to increase. It’s also necessary to curtail rising vehicular traffic. Why so many motor vehicles are allowed to ply on roads thereby increasing air pollution? Motor vehicle population is increasing but there is lack of adequate parking space in the city. Who will monitor this?