Cool! We will declare victory when it happens and claim 400% credit for it. Let see: 1882: Swami Vivekananda:
"Arise, Awake, And Stop Not Till Da Goal Is Reached!" Go out into the villages and educate people, teach them skills" 1930s MKGandhiji:
"My appeal to City Dwellers: Please Go Out Into The Villages And Teach Them On Their Own Terms, Through Skills That Will Bring Them Income and Self-Reliance. Swadeshi!!" 1976: Indira Gandhi: "GARIBI HATAO!!!!!"
I thought it was a done deal then. 2000s: "PURA 1" by Pres. Abdul Kalam under NDA.
Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas. Done. 2005s Chidambaram PURA-2
(disses PURA 1, shows How V Will Do It Right) under UPA: Govt to provide all amenities via 90% rake-out by Chid's beta2018: Govt to provide Cooking Gas FREE to every family!
(Except they have no money or will to go refill said cylinders after 1 month)
2019 (Now that elections are over..) 100% of villages ELECTRIFIED!!!!
(except that there is no power XX hours and 59 minutes each day)
We are by no means saying tht Govt is not TRYING.
2019 (Post election, PM NaMo: "We want to end the days of India being described as a Poor Countree Onlee!"
Which is exactly what we are seeing how to do: In fact, go to "India is the Most Comfortably Well-Off Countree Onlee!"
Meanwhile, we have WG4:
Why are grand visions and great research not leading to great implementation?
BTW I hear that IIT hostels are closed, all students and staff sent away: No water.
It is of course true that
What UBCN predicts today, GOI claims to be planning to do tomorrow.
Look at election, hain? 355 seats predicted. 354+ 3 happened.
Seriously, we KNOW that India is going to accelerate, and fast.. Question is how to set the rails straight.