Rx to make the new year happier
Physical illness can be contained with vaccines and the like. The discomfort of the sectarian division that plagues the political regime will also have to be addressed. No country can achieve sustainable prosperity without internal societal cohesion. Achieving such cohesion must be recognized as a vital goal of the New Year. And this is something to which all political parties and religious organizations will have to contribute, emphasizing national unity and strength. India is poised to reap its demographic dividend, with global reserves of capital, access to global technology and talent, and a global market in which to buy and buy. To realize the transformative and emancipatory potential of this demographic dividend, India needs, in addition to internal cohesion, a new type of policy, a policy that makes it possible to build infrastructure and major urbanization and industrial projects. and mining, by freeing the necessary land without conflict. , and a culture of full cost recovery for infrastructure and other services. The heart of such a policy is joint participation.
Those who lose land must take advantage of economic projects that arise on their former lands, and institutional arrangements must be created to ensure this. And India needs to factor the needs of tackling climate change into everything we do. If we do all of these, we can have not only a good New Year, but a happy future for all Indians.