Population in India and Change in Morality

Posted on July 11, 2013
Location: London
Population in India and Change in Morality

Interesting discussion; we had during lunch time today.

As I prepare to move back to India; I am concerned the way the morality in the society has gone down, Probity has become rarity, and Culture/Region which kept holding the morality for so long is fast being destroyed by culture of other parts of the world. It is precisely uncontrolled at the moment. And corruption is the name of new religion which majority of us subscribe to. Or shall I say, it is epidemic rather, instead of religion or new occupation may be!

I have been constantly thinking about it - it was absolutely pleasure. 10 years ago, most of them were manageable, all right – why it went down so dramatically? I kept using sudden GLOBALIZATION, GROWTH, INDUSTRIALIZATION, as a prime factor, which awakened sleeping desire of people, made lot of people rich, made lot of wealth flying with minimum effort, and others watched in anguish as fire spread through the society. And today it is of epidemic nature/extent. Selling human kidney can be a profitable multi-million business? How on earth?

BUT WHY? HOW? That is the question; I am fighting to discover the answer for.

Well – we arrived on an agreeable ANSWER, by the time lunch and the short walk was completed:

When India gained independence from the United Kingdom sixty years ago, the country's population was a mere 350 million. Since 1947, the population of India has more than tripled.

At the same time; an estimated 300 million Indians now belong to the middle class; one-third of them have emerged from poverty in the last ten years. However, this has to be seen in perspective as the population of India has increased by 370 million from 1991 and 190 million from 2001 so the absolute number of poor has increased.

Poverty in India is widespread, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. About 32.7% of the total Indian people fall below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day (PPP) while 68.7% live on less than US$ 2 per day.

An estimated 29.8% of Indians live below the country's national poverty line.

8 Indian states have more poor people than 26 poorest African nations combined which totals to more than 410 million poor in the poorest African countries

Despite government initiatives, corporate social responsibility (CSR) remains low on the agenda of corporate sector. Only 10% of funding comes from individuals and corporate.

This widening income gap between the rich and the poor over the years has raised THIS IMBALANCE of a social backlash. But for those who WANT TO AVOID, DO NOT CARE & CLOSE THEIR EYES – INDIA has juuuuuuuuuuuuust about to becommmmmmmmmme a SUPER-POWER! I do agree, we have all the abilities to become THE SUPER POWER, but that happens, when morality of every indivisible citizen is high and works towards this national goal, as in countries like CHINA or TAIWAN!

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