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Priorities for Next 5 Years – Mohandas Pai (Part 2 of 3)


Given the lessons of the last five years a lot has been accomplished but so much to be done. What should be the top 2 or 3 projects or agendas or focuses in the next term if Modi gets elected? -So, the next five years the agenda apart from completing all the projects which is started which would be completed next 2 – 3 years because much of it is being ceded and lot of money has been spent should focus on creating the new India. And what is the new India? The new India is one, I would say, where there is justice available to everybody. You know, Rajiv, our biggest problem in society is there is a broken down justice system. We have 18 judges for million population. America has got 100, India needs 50. Cases take 5, 10, 15, 20 years to come to a conclusion. And the ordinary Indian suffer, the poor Indian suffers. We have more than 250 thousand undertrials in prison who have served full sentence or half their sentence and should be released but they don’t have money for bail. We have thousands of cases in the high courts and the supreme court pending for a large number of years. The Ayodhya case has been pending in Supreme Court for a long number of years. Many consequential matters have been pending. They have been pending because the judicial system lacks capacity. So, we need more investment justice system, more courts, more prosecutors, more investigators. Second, the government Itself is a very big litigant and should reduce its litigation. And the third thing which is important for that to happen is that the rule of law must be applied and rule of law may be seen to be applied so the rule of man will diminish. The rule of law rule of man diminishes, we will cease to be a feudal society. We will become an open democratic society where the poorest of poor will be empowered by the right guaranteed to them in the constitution by our founding fathers. Till today the rights are there but the rights could not be enforced. There was always a mercy of the rule of man. There was the mercy of the politician, mercy of the policemen. And when you are poor, the people will oppress you the most are the lower level government officials, the policeman and the lower level political people, and the local gundas through riding roughshod over you. So, I think this is the most important thing. The rule of law should be established. Justice should be delivered early. And if justice is delivered early, all those political leaders who have been charged with rape, with murder, with corruption, they will go to jail. Because in 2 or 3 of them go to jail. We have a politician who was been convicted, who is out on bail, but his appeal is still not heard in the Supreme Court. Should be heard, should be decided and he tried to get bail but Supreme Court has still give him a bail. That is number one. The second thing that is required, Is to enrich human capital. Our education system has to be improved, our school education system should become much better. The poorest of the poor should get high quality education, so, lot more investments, lot more quality standards and enforcement is required. And every young person who wants to go to college should be able to go to college without worrying about the fees without taking debt. So, we must revamp our education system and make sure we invest in human capital in larger amount of skill development so that people have the ability to earn much more because the true test of the society is the quality of the human capital and that the focus should be there. But third thing which is very important to be done in the next 5 years is to revamp the economic ecosystem of this country. For far too long Rajiv, we have incentivised capital as against labour. We are a labor surplus country in a capital deficit country. Like China did when China opened up, it sorted the SEZs in their coastal areas, It invited capital to come to take advantage in surplus labour, they built labour intensive industries to dominate the world to mass production. And they made sure the surplus from that went into creating infrastructure, went into creating capital intensive industries around the nation. What we have done is we are incentivising capital so there is more automation, there are more capital incentives and the people who are cronies, who can go robbing bank and take loan and not pay back, they become the billionaires. And our labor intensive industries are suffering like garment, like manufacturing, electronic assembly etc. Just now, I read the data that India imported 46 billion dollars of electronic goods last year which is very very high. And after oil, electronic goods are the largest import that we have because we distort our electronic industry which is built up on assembly, which is built up on creating an ecosystem. So, we have to revamp, correct it and incentivise labour intensive industries so that more and more people get employment and we have to do that in a very significant manner, by changing the terms of trade in terms of labour as against capital. It doesn’t mean you tax capital out of existence. It just means you reduce the incentives for capital and increase the incentives for labour. This government has done something but more needs to be done. And I think the next thing that needs to be done is urbanization. Rajiv, according to the government we are 34% urban, the world is about 52% urban, China is 59% urban. Between the big cities like in Mumbai, in Bangalore and in Delhi and the village which we have 600, 625 thousand, there are 5000 small towns of 50,000 – 100,000 people. Government must invest in them to make sure more and more people come there because urbanization is aggregation of human activity. Aggregation of human activity creates specialization. Specialization increases productivity. Increased productivity leads to increased income for the wage earner. And then government can deliver good schools, good quality of the life, protection of the life, liberty and property of the citizen. And they can feel much better, they can live in the rural areas travel 10 kilometres come to a small town and these small towns can become manufacturing hubs linked with a good road network. So, I think we must invest in the smaller towns so the smaller towns aggregate people and the quality of life can improve. So, we need a new economic model based upon productivity, based upon efficiency, based upon lower cost, based upon human capital and based upon, you know, using our labour to our people’s strength to create greater amount of jobs and a better quality of life. I think this should be the economic agenda but top of the list in my mind is justice. Because without justice no society can prosper. The society has to be democratic, there has to be rule of law. You know that in the US where you live, Rajiv, where Supreme Court judge went to break the law, the policeman will go after him and give him a ticket. He is not bothered whether he is a Supreme Court judge. Doesn’t matter who you are, you are the same under the law except the President who has the immunity. -Now, this is brilliant. I mean, you summarized I think extremely well and I wish the Modi government would take advantage of smart people like you in the next administration. Now, among your priorities, I agree with all of them, but there is three of them, the development of human resource, the three of them they are interrelated. The development of human resource, labur intensive and urbanization. Now, there is a relationship among these. -Yes. -So, how you develop the human resource will determine what kind of labour intensive versus capital intensive industries and opportunities come. So, to have labour incentive, you need educated labor, smart labor. You know! So, the HRD I would say has failed because in the last five years you can’t, HRD can’t say from here we have gone there to that level. They can’t really do that because it’s like more of the same and you are absolutely right that we have become, we are become more capital incentive chasing FDI and all that which is needed in some sectors. But we have totally neglected the labour and so, the unemployment situation is there. Now, tell me, is there a trade off or a contradiction or tension between urbanization and labour intensive. because urbanization requires capital. -Urbanization requires capital, I agree with you But a different kind of capital as compared to industry. For example, should we incentivise a large refinery that is being setup which is fully automated as against a garment industry which can create 2 million jobs? So, we need a refinery. But we don’t have to give them too many incentives. We can make sure that the taxation burden is reduced everywhere and capital allowances are reduced. So, if capital allowances are reduced the service industry which is light in capital, heavy in employment and heavy in jobs can pay lesser capital and plough back the money and make sure that they grow. So, I think we have to reconfigure and the urbanization has to come through public investment. Modi has got a huge program for low cost housing. I think it’s fantastic because the moment a civilian has a house over the head and they own the house, the attitude of the society changes. That’s what a Deepak Parikh wrote many years ago how societies change because of housing. You can see it in Singapore, you can see it in other places where a great majority have houses because they have a stake in society. And they feel that the society belongs to them. So, I think there is no requirement change of model. We can have a large program to create infrastructure. What is the infrastructure? In these cities you must create roads, you must have street lighting, must have water supply and you must have sewage. And we must create areas with factories to come with public transport. And it’s not difficult Rajiv. And there is no contradiction. Government of India has got enough money for all this. It’s not that we lack money. There is enough money in the market and money in the country. The key is the focus. There is a focus is there, we can have urbanization and with urbanization what happens, more people come together in a particular area. I mean they come together in a particular area, labour intensive industry which are needed today like electronic assembly where we are importing a lot, garments where we have a great opportunity because China is becoming expensive. They are not able to supply the world, they have moved to Vietnam. You can as well come to India and we have surplus labour in Bihar, in Uttar Pradesh, in Madhya Pradesh, in Rajasthan other areas in middle of India investment and not the south. The south doesn’t have surplus labour. And you must do this. And let me give some more piece of data, Rajiv. India’s fertility rate today is 2.1. Now for a emerging market like India, replacement is 2.3 not 2.1. replacement is 2.1 for developed countries because infant mortality is low. Female, maternal mortality is low So, at 2.1, India is below the replacement rate for emerging countries. Second, the whole as a south has a fertility rate of 1.8. They are much below. The fertility rate is above replacement in Bihar, in UP, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Rajasthan etc. Not in West Bengal, not in Punjab. So, in the middle of the country where larger number of young people are coming and if you look at the population pyramid, you will be very surprised Rajiv, in the age group 0 – 4 and 5 – 8 There are lesser children than in the age group 8 – 12 and 12- 16. The new data says so. I am writing an article on this. So, we are coming to a stage where lesser children are being born and in the future the number of children going to school is going to come down in some places rather drastically. So, there is demographic change happening all over the country and a very sharp demographic change in south of India, in the east of India in West Bengal, in the west of India in Punjab. And if that happens, we have to have a new economic model. And the economic model has to be built on increased urbanization, better schooling and labor intensive industries in the middle of India where larger number of people are coming up the land. Rajiv, let me give another data. 43% of India depends on the agricultural sector but the 17% of GDP which can grow at 3, 3 ½ %. 57% of India depends upon services and industry it grow 7 – 8%. The income of people of the land is 42,000 rupees per year The income of people on industry is 1.25 lakhs. The income of people in service is 1.65 lakhs. It’s 1:3:4 It will soon become 1:4:7. Because once that happens because in services you can earn more money because it depends on greater skills, that the land can never supply… the disparity between the people on the land and people who are the factories and people who are in services, widens. And this disparity is the source of tension today and all these talk about farm distress, all this talk about rural distress etc comes from the fact that the land cannot support such a large number of people with the income that they aspire. It can support them at very low level of subsistence, but not the income they aspire. Even in rural areas young man and young girl wants to have a cell phone, wants to have a scooter, wants to have the good things of life. Just like an urban youngster because they see it in TV, they are watching movies etc. They are not content to staying in a very suboptimal way in a village like earlier. And when they don’t get it they get frustrated. So, we have to move the people of the land into factories. And the only way to do it is, urbanization in the smaller cities because the smaller cities are the intermediary layer between the land and the farm and the bigger cities. And they have to grow bigger because they near to the land so they can always live off the land, the cost of living would be lower, cost of labor only lower, and it gives a competitive advantage for labor intensive industries that labor is 50 – 60% of the value act. So, I think it works perfectly and it solves the problem in India and it means the bigger chunk of development will come in Uttar Pradesh, will come in Bihar, will come in Rajasthan, will come in Madhya Pradesh where large chunks of population stay. They require more urbanization. And if we look at the level of urbanization there is very low. I think in Bihar level of urbanization is 12 – 13%. In Karnataka it’s 35 – 40%. Tamil Nadu it’s 52%. And Maharashtra is 40%+ So, urbanization, fertility rate, lack of education has a direct correlation with income. -Very good. So, basically, urbanization is for infrastructure and better facilities and quality of life. And it’s not the same, not to be confused with centralization. So, it’s urbanization with -Not… -Decentralization. -Yeah. -It’s a decentralized urbanization. -Decentralized urbanization in the smaller towns. The big towns will -Yes. -grow. But the big towns have become crowded, low quality of life, high pollution. For example, in Delhi, UNICEF report and other report say that the people of Delhi will live 9 years less because they inhale the bad polluted air. -Yes. -When you come to Delhi don’t stay in India, in Delhi too long Rajiv because we want you to live much longer. -Yes, yes. So, there is a positive correlation -Yes. -between what the HRD should do to train the manpower, especially the rural manpower, the village manpower. They have to be trained so that they can live in an urban setting and they can be part of modern economy but the modern… so, modernization should not mean necessarily capital intensive they should be labour intensive modernization. And, you know, the Indian heritage and the Indian traditions can also be compatible with urbanization So, I think this requires very profound strategic thinking and I am very glad that you are doing that. -It’s quite thinking and you must remember Rajiv, India is an artisanal economy. Our people in rural areas have got rich skills. Now, how to make them more productive with the same skills by the little bit of machinery and affirmation. That’s what you must do. Because with those skills they are not able to create the income they want. So, we must make sure they can produce more and that increased production can give them a higher level of income because they are more productive. Because not all of them can create unique goods which have a much higher value. That too can be done with higher degree of skills, But for that to happen the average purchasing power of people should go up. If purchasing power goes up, we become a society. I think the greatest value will be for hand created crafts which India has plenty of people. So, our people have skills but the skills require to be set in the modern setting where they can be made much more productive, so, they can have a greater income and that can happen in the smaller town setting, not in big town setting, which creates stress and other complications. I hope the Modi and his government and his main thinkers are taking note of this kind of visionary strategic thinking fully compatible and grounded in our tradition. Also, 21st century compatible at the cutting edge of technology. Being able to think of on all the different aspects of nation building, rashtra building, and I would really like Modi to win and make you an important part of the future of our country. I would really like to do that. On that note I want to thank you and we will have more such conversations. But this is absolutely amazing. I am sure our viewers will love it. Thank you once more. -Thank you, Rajiv.


Reader Comments

  1. Meri Baat suno
    Hum 70 saal in jehadi awam ko khush karte rahe apni niti aur riti से. aur mazbur garib bhikhari kahlaye duniya bhar me. Bas 5 saal me Humne thoda Hindu garv se duniya ko loha manwa liya. Paki madarsachhap bhikhari jehadi terrorists ki bhasha badal di.

    1200 इसवी तक भारत दुनिया का सबसे अमीर धनी देश था. जब अरब में लोग एक कपड़े और टेंट में रहते थे. यहां महलों और मंदिरों की भरमार थी.

    मुगलों के वक़्त मे ना कोई University खुले ना कोई नए तकनीक के उद्योग धंधे. औरंगज़ेब के आते आते भारत इतना गरीब और कमज़ोर हो चुका था की अंग्रेज़ों ने बड़ी असानी से भारत जीत लिया. और फिर इतना लूटा की की भारत को सबसे गरीब देश बना दिया.

    हिंदू देख लो अपने एकता की ताकत. सिर्फ 31% एक हुए और सब राजनीतिक दलों के यहां हिंदू त्योहार मनाने लगे. अगर 50% एक हो जाओगे तो देश के 50% मुस्लिम भाई हिंदू बन जाएंगे. और अगर 80% एक हो गए तो पाकिस्तान के 50% मुस्लिम भाई हिंदू हो जाएंगे सिर्फ अगले 10 साल में. बस सरकार हिन्दूवादी सोच की चुन लो. बिना सत्ता की ताकत के इज़्ज़त नही मिलती hj

  2. Again , one of the best discourse about the New India and Indians. However, three main things must considered in the coming years
    1. Effective hand on training to evey technical and non technical students.
    2. More and more development in the villages .
    3. Increase purchasing power of Indians through proper employment.

  3. I Am a Yoga Teacher and I have so much work that I can't serve them all….Can I connect to Rajiv jee,I have been following your research about The GRAND NARRATIVE and with a degree and understanding of yoga and psychology I can relate to your vision and would love to actively participate in learning and promoting your ideas for an India which has only now begun to move in the right direction and It is my responsibility ,my duty and my obligation to serve save this nation and it's 6000 years old research which is a treasure full of Seeds with the potential of becoming a BARGAD KA PED and helping the soil grip hard against the erosional forces

  4. A dharmic swadeshi economic model must be established. Mohan Das pai is very much influenced by the American hardcore capitalist economic model and blabber a bit much.
    The Effective person is Dr. S Gurumurthy to talk on Economic progress.
    Among various things …The Informal Sectors which offers the majority employments and the role of housewives (who is the driving force of sustaining a huge industry called Family that in turn sustains the sanatan ethos) must be included in the GDP contributing factors as well. So that in future they are not taken for granted and paved way for the post modernists and orienralists to come and instill inferioirity complex and wrongly motivate us to change the basic fabric of Bhartiya ethos.
    In its path to tremendous prosperity and developments we must not blindly follow American modernism.

  5. capitalism targets human life mainly by seeing its materialistic nature such as ease of access and consumption increase. these does not in any way actually lead to the betterment of people since needs are an endless pursuit and that they amplify further and further while rendering its subscribers in misery. the focus must not be on employment or providing mere jobs but on providing work that is effectively helpful and in separate from the life process they elevate and need. materialistic based methods will not in anyway help. it will only shift and escalate your needs and dependencies while risking and becoming unable to create situation of basic necessities as to how atmosphere is to be made for the alignment of all the other aspects and requirements that carry along with it. most development plans outweighs its issue and causes bigger ones. to fulfill a purpose we create means and methods of certain kinds but in the end, the means itself becomes the purpose while the real objective gets swept away from the sea shore. in the attempt of providing a full proof survival environment, we entirely neglected the fact that individual's needs just get converted in maintainence and sustainence sphere, it does not reduce but gives an impression of growth due to its indirect grips and conditions to which all are obliged and oblivious to until it personally hits them at some point when all their choices are limited to the options the structure has decided to follow and none of those options actually objectively nor subjectively elevate the human being since all it does is play swinging and hopping as lacking of one side naturally happen when correcting and fixing another. its not thorough enough to merge and be consistent in its attempt to align properly with the rest of the array. the idea of productivity is extremely reliant on interests of the current situations and circumstances we as masses face while it itself is caused as an outcome of a sequential chain that tried to do the same appeasements of past public interests. any correct form of establishment will offend as well as cause distress to ones who have adapted well to the previously existing one that has been proven to be unhelpful, that leads to armed revolution because the leaders we have are always locked within the structure and their vision only holds a confined sense on it within which they have experienced thriving so they could not and would not be able to stand outside of their shoes and view it in an angle they are a stranger to as it risks their current positioning. these are all just wholesome statistics with a very preference based set standards. the experiential part of how these influence the individual either as supportive or not in an existential manner is the real question. PM modi has certainly done a good job but I would request him to do better. incentives are socialism too except that they target a particular situation or condition in which attention is required higher on support as it affects the dis possessed or the majority in an issue

  6. Make SONEBHADRA district in UP a UT like delhi, connect it with proposed amritsar kolkata industrial corridor anf delhe varanasi bullet train. provide RRTS like transport infrastructure from sonebhadra to adjoing state capitals or regions of bihar,chattusgarh,eadtern up,mp,jharkhand etc being the poorest per capita income regions in india. India will outpace china withib 10 years as budget constraint will vanish bcz poor states will become developed like ncr does to rajasthan,punjab,haryana,uttarakhand,himachal etc.

  7. Judiciary system never reformed after independence. For example, Why Judges take summer vacation while whole nation works hard during summer.

  8. china's population [true figures from my indepth research] is only a third of india's so you cannot compare a much less diversely populated country to india……also china's land area has been inflated when in reality its actually smaller than india [yes as shocking as this sounds i discovered this through google earth real satellite photo maps]…..china's southern most region of hong kong/hainan is actually not on tropic of cancer parallel to kolkata but closer to agra or delhi and these regions experience colder winters than kolkata…..the distance from guangzhou to beijing is not 2200 km but 1600 km which is delhi-mumbai distance [distances in india are actually more than what google maps tells you which is why journey times even on modern highways take longer even with travelling speeds similar to driving in us interstate or european highways barring the autobahn]……..the current macro scale google earth maps are a devious cut and paste job to match the current flawed picture of the geography of the earth which will be rectified in the near future

  9. I disagree with his views on extreme urbanisation. Agriculture and Land can be a huge asset if it is done smartly with use of technology. Money, scooter and smart phones should not replace Mother Nature. Development does'nt mean factories, buildings and concrete jungle in the place of Lakes,Rivers and trees. India's soul is in it's villages and this land. You should not develop India like developing America or any other European country. It has to be done smartly by keeping our culture and tradition at the core. COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH HIS VIEWS ON URBANISATION WILL DEVELOP THE COUNTRY.

  10. What about the environment issues ? China had major side effects of the urbanisation that is the pollution (all kinds of pollution including air, water,electronics etc.). Just look at beijing, hong kong. Your children will not even grow in that kind of pollution. We need to be careful when it comes to urbanisation . We need eco friendly and sustainable development. Our rivers are drying up at an alarming pace. We need to increase our green cover. China has now realised its mistake and just few days back they deployed 60,000 soldiers just to plant trees and grow forests (you can google it). I am not against urbanisation but we need to have an ecological plan also and that must be given the priority.

  11. I think we need to tag PM sir and should draw attention. Then only we can make him hear and aid him in future developmental goals.

  12. We need to abolish our peculiar British/Western borrowed democracy and need to rewrite the Constitution which would provide our all citizens all-round protection under our ways of perceptions and living life.

  13. All the important Hindu thinkers seem to be anthropocentric. If we can't balance between our modernization and ecology, then our destruction is sure. Our modernization shall be sustainable. And for it biocentrism shall replace anthrpocentrism. One thing I can't understand why do people tend to believe that modernization is synonymous with urbanization?

  14. Mohandas has listed out impossible tasks. The very same politicians will ensure it is not done. revamping education, justice system, cheaper medical care etc., are the same points which were listed out 50 years ago

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  16. Absolutely true. Unless there are large labour intensive industries in rural and semi urban areas the migration to urban and metro areas surely will slow down. The housing sector and incentive for rural and semi urban people definitely play a deciding role. The way Sri Modi Govt is able to connect 100% villages with electricity the outcome of these shall be phenomenal in days to come. Other two major factors for decentralisation of urban and metro is very good and ideal road connectivity and water facility. Then most basic infrastructure needs are met. Focus on free education for atleast next 10 years upto class 12 and concessional incentive education including professional one after class 12 shall also go a long way in creating a more responsible citizen to the nation in next 10 years Excellent presentation in such a short time. I am sure Sri Modi Govt is listening to all these and hope also to see our PM Sri Modi bounces back with greater strength and vigour to make every Indian a proud patriotic citizen.

  17. I wonder if Modi is not back. breaking India force like the third front would cause irreversible damage

  18. I am starting to believe that this kind “gyanbaazi” on urbanisation does not serve any purpose. Eminent citizens to put their money where their mouth is. There are different models of urbanisation available for reference developed across the country over past 40 years. Ex: noida model, Gurgaon model, Navi Mumbai model, Ambattur industrial estate model, Tirupati model I am sure there are other examples available across the country. People with resources and have access to subject matter experts should team up and build scientific models which can be applied to a particular geographical area to calculate the cost benefit analysis & risk analysis of urbanisation.

  19. OK if u these things r really help India to grow up but for what ? We r not Hindu anymore right now because of education system which emposed on us by British and communist ….only vikalap we have now or later is sastar samat manusmiriti yukt savindhan and shashan tantar …..without this modi is failed now in bharat ….now u can see real GDP growth rates r something eles we have 220 millions engineers now and 110 million doctors ,unemployment rate relatively increase s every day ….now Indian r only making tik tok funny rubbish movies or raciest,rapeist nothing eles ….we are brown by colour but British by mentality ……sorry I say something wrong

  20. There is no dearth of strategic thinkers and people who tell what should be done. I am sure Modi has many such in his panel of advisers. Real challenge is the actual doing.

  21. Time to have public juries presiding and deciding over petty matters instead of the present judiciary sitting over every small case.

  22. Highly enlightening and educating. I strongly recommend that Shri Pai be in the core group of PM Modi for future nation-building plans and programs.

  23. Excellent analysis and summary of a plan for democratic development of India. Inxpensive Semi automation will help unite, boost productivity, standardize quality and productivity.

  24. More investment is need is infrastructure and agriculture. make agricultural products exportable modernisation should mean allowing allowing level playing for industries with importance to labour and capital equally. we have beat our friend Isreal in Startup ecosystem. care for environment and local ecology a must for moving forward.we need to migration to big cities

  25. People like mohandas pai are a real asset to the nation. I have a suggestion that we create a 48volt powerlines for domestic use than 220volt which will be more efficient and we can have more renewable energy sources consumed with ease as now Chennai IIT has come up with even a/c that can be run on 48volts.

  26. We want to urbanize towns what a scary idea!Urban India is pathetic and small towns and villages are the saving grace for India with fresh food,better air and water.Rajivji you want to pollute these places and westernize and urbanize them with factories etc..?And please I am not some foreign NGO funded by Christians I am very devout and proud Hindu

  27. One law will make the judicial reform and quick justice to millions of Indians. Just fix only two adjournments in any civil or criminal cases. That is enough. Advocates as well as judges will work judiciously.

  28. .The concluding remark that Modiji will somehow engage Mr.Pai for nation building was there in my mind for years. Such thinkers with progressive ideas who will also provide solutions to the problems are welcome.

  29. TOP PRIORITY – Please Include Iris Recognition Technology to be incorporated in the Aaadhaar Card……It will exponentially add POSITIVE value to every facet of e-governance & social lifestyle…….especially when these days SECURITY is of paramount concern to everyone of us…..could also be used for e-voting too.

  30. Excellent discussion. One would wonder why our useless Social Studies / Civics / Economics teachers in schools and colleges never lectured like this. Hence I would like to add another point to the already impressive list framed by Mr. Pai: the purging of capitalist / socialist gangs within the academia who do not serve India, but rather some vested personal / foreign interests or some useless ideologies.

  31. नए भारत के निर्माण के लिए हमें राजीव जी जैसे लोगों की सख्त जरूरत है।

  32. Mohandas Pai should be the next CM of Karnataka. Great vision and has a track record of creating large sustainable and successful companies. I know its a long shot .. but imagine the transformation he will be able to bring about in overcrowded Bangalore as well as in developing smaller cities like Mysore etc

  33. Two great intellectual Bharata putras here 🙂
    We love it. Every true Indian would.
    Question is, could Modi wriggle himself off petty political dalals like AJ and joker Javdekar kind of stupids in his forthcoming cabinet and take in true intellectual patriots of the calibre of Pai sir?
    That is the mute question.

  34. Mr. Pai is a man of clarity of thought. This is amazing.. the who mistake of his corporate career was to get Nandita Gurjar in Infosys Tech from BPO. She single handedly ruined the company.

  35. Naman to both the gems of Gyan.
    I hope whatever is suggested by Shri Mohan ji would be implemented soon.
    Shri Guru Rajiv ji….u look unwell….plz take care of your health. All dharmic people need you very much in pinkof health.
    pranam.

  36. Great points. But don't agree on farm related opinions. Farming is the best bet for India. Any labour intensive industry is likely to be automated upto 30% over 5 years driven by technology advances. Whereas farming might be able to absorb larger employment while driving higher productivity through new skills

  37. Wow! Salute to you sir for your hard work towards protecting not only sanatana dharama but also spreading awareness for the welfare of Indian people.

  38. Here's is my list
    1. New labor law
    2. Renew justice system
    3. Focus on labor intensive jobs
    4. New land acquisition laws
    5. Higher investment in Agriculture, schools and hospitals

  39. For decades we live in might is right society, Rules are only on paper, unless you are well connected, influenced, or has strong caste/religion to stand in support for you are denied even proper probe, hearing and Justice.
    But by misusing certain caste/religion/gender one can play victim and trouble real innocents, is another big bane. For an ordinary man as long as we dont step in to Police station, Courts we are safe.

  40. Sir criminal investigation should be separated from normal police…it's different department like traffic different than police

  41. Thanq Mohandas Pai Sir for listing priorities for NDA Govt for the next 5 years after it gets re-elected on 23-5-19….

  42. Happy to hear that India's fertility rate is now below replacement. Also, do we have any specific ideas on how to provide quality education on a mass scale? What about something like supervised MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses)? In other words, disseminating content from the best teachers in India while local teachers participate more like teaching assistants. We already have the physical infrastructure; we'd need some investment in generating content and building the technology infrastructure.

  43. WRONG ON URBANIZATION. More pollution, more health issues.

    Wrong recipie for India.

    cost of ring road – 7,000 crores
    cost of Metro 19,000 crores

    With this amount several mandal head quarters can be developed.

    WRONG IDEA.

    Judicial and educational reforms should be done

  44. In my opinion the draught prone areas r to targeted and handled in proper direction. Connecting of different rivers having perennial hugh water source to various draught areas of India.

  45. In this wonderful summary of Focus for the New India vision-

    We can readily agree with most things Mojandas so effortlessly advocates.

    Firstly Justice System. We need more Judges he says while America has 100 we have just 5. So there is backlog of cases. Justice delayed is justice denied.

    There cannot be a Developed Country where more than 10 or 15 % of population are in Agricultural.

    They have to move to Services Industry for India to become a Developed Country.

    So we must stop keeping the Rural agrarian Poor where they belong- poor and tiling land.

    But that can happen only if we stop the wasteful Rural Employment Schemes’ that not only keeps them poor but disincentivises this movement towards skill acquisition and industrialization.

    Modi 2.0 cant keep running the Old UPA Dole out schemes that drains the Treasury and yet find money to fund t5he Transition of the Peasants from the land to Services Sector and Small Towns.

    First mercilessly end the various Freebie Schemes that dole out and waste precious Resources that must be used to provide loans for Self Employment and starting small businesses.

    Industrialisation of Agriculture, Market Access and Supply Chain creation like cold storages, and Contract Farming are more important than artificially Urbanizing t5he country side which may have huge environment cost. For this-

    We may not want Walmart but we must encourage our Big Businesses to startup our own Walmarts like say Subiksa and Nilgiri that will create the Supply Chain for our rural producer whose products perish before it reaches the market.

    Job Creation by shaping Entrepreneurs is more important than giving things free.

    Mohan Das advocates- Urbanisation and Refocus on Labor Intensive Small Town Projects- instead of Capital intensive projects like Petro Refinery etc.

    But-It is not the question of Capital Intensive or labor intensive but also Entrepreneurship using both.

    The Refocus must be towards Small Businesses, Self Employment, Incubation of the Small business and liberal Loans to our Youth stepping forwards to build their own lives and build New India.

  46. Mohandasji you speak very very fast we can't follow you. please speak slowly.Please do not shout so loudly.We have difficulties in hearing you.

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