With the advent of new government, the period has seen coming up of many policies, initiative, campaign and movement. These are undertaken or implemented for a good cause that is betterment of the nation. But many of these moves though praiseworthy are facing criticism as they are likely to depose the meaning of several other already implemented moves.
For seeing the validity of the issue, we will consider two such moves and compare them. These moves are- Make in India and Incredible India.
'Make in India' is an initiative of the government of India to encourage FDI in India or in one way it means inviting multinational as well as domestic industries to manufacture their products in India.
The initiative was launched on 25th September, 2014 with an aim of making India emerge as top destination for FDI, surpassing USA and China. The move aims at affecting 24 sectors which have great value for India Economy. But this initiative has its own merits and demerits.
'Incredible India' is an initiative implemented by ministry of tourism in 2002 to promote tourism in India. It aimed at
The move was a success as the tourism industry of India was enhanced and India emerged as global tourist destination. The program 'Atithi Devo Bhava' launched in 2009 was also a success.
It was implemented in alignment with 'Incredible India' to make people aware of how to treat the visitor and treat our country in order that it is praised. But now the 'Incredible India' is likely to lose its meaning because of 'Make in India' initiative and some other. The question is how?
The answer lies in the demerit of the 'Make in India'. If a proper check is not given to the environment impact caused by all these factories being set up in India, it will worsen our condition. It will destroy our rich and varied culture. The enemies in form of pollution, deforestation and environment degradation will rob up the country of its aesthetic value.
My highlight is not against the 'Make in India' initiative but it is against that darker impact of the initiative which can cause destruction. It should be made that government give a lead to environment protection over the initiative. It should be not that the initiative kills other initiative or worsen the condition. 'Make in India', 'Incredible India' and other initiative or moves should be a paragon of symbiotic relation and not a parasite for healthy growth of the country.
-Abhishek Kumar Ranjan