While I wish and could Vote for JP of loksatta, my heart goes out to the best ever scheme introduced by any party till date.
Rs 2000 a month means financial freedom – for me which means you basically wouldn’t think about where you can find the next meal. How can a person be productive when he practically has to think very next meal each day? Let me give you an example – a person called Pagulaiah in my village – a dalit cobbler by birth. The man was in late 60’s begged for help from many and nobody offered him a Rs 100 and two days later people found him dead in his hut. My father later said, had I given Rs 100, his life would have been saved. Instead people like Pagulaiah might focus on bettering their skills and serving the local markets better.
Rs 2000 a month would mean end of malnutrition.
Rs 2000 a month would mean end of child labor.
Rs 2000 a month means better education.
Rs 2000 a month means a more preventive Medicare rather than taking up the cause latter. A more healthier society
Rs 2000 means vibrant local economy – with such a low income, these people are bound to spend every rupee thus more consumption – Local Grocery stores sell food and employ people. Transports and traders bring food to stores and employ people. Businesses make, package, and can food. They employ people too. Farmers grow food and raise animals. They employ lots of people too. Along the way, those industries buy equipment, insurance, services and advertising. They employ lots of people too.
Rs 2000 a month means more jobs. It’s worth it even if you can create one great leader by spending Rs 24000 a year on family – someone like Ambani, they would intern create 1000’s of jobs.
It certainly raises the life standard and expectations.
Every Rs 2000 to my estimate will create wealth and services of not less than Rs 3000 and in particular government will earn atleast Rs 1500 directly of it. Lot of us earn money which is not ours through bribes, brokerage, deals, connections, lotteries etc. So spending Rs2000 for a family that poverty stricken and lack basic necessities in life is not waste of investment nor does it create any lazy individuals. A program that gives back Rs3000 returns for every rupee spent is a better return than any bank or freebies.
If Rs 2000 is offered as a debit card we could easily prohibit other transactions like liquor.
Fight against poverty, VOTE CBN – VOTE TDP