Under Indian parliamentary democracy, it is impossible to ensure balanced regional development. (IIMC)
Governments tend to be biased towards vote banks while making and implementing policies.
The minorities are usually left out in power game and agitation by various minorities is an example of the lopsided development.
Most of politicians and policy makers in our country stay in metros or frequently visit metros so; they themselves take such decisions which promote development of only metros; whereas rest of India being untouched with growth.
Politicians in power, only take interest in development of their home town or home state; which further increase gap of development between different states.
Fundamental principles of democracy preach to ensure balanced regional development.
Uniform representation in the Lower House by MPs from all over the country is to bring out regional problems and demands of people across country.
Constitution is completely unbiased for any kind of regional growth.
Democracy and constitution donít support any kind of regional bias but politician themselves are biased.
Points added by members
Added by: Sahdev
Point: Point: Each state is different in its Demographics, available natural-human-financial resources, base
Date: 2014-05-05 07:05:07
Added by: Joy Jacob
Point: Political leaders are no exemption in seeking the easy path to earn popularity by supporting the opinion makers in the society. They fail to assess the situation correctly when they fail to review their strategy with reference to the unity of the nation ignoring any dissent to their chosen path. The elected leaders should devote their time to assess the relevance and effectiveness of the existing rules and regulations to amend them appropriately for the continuous progress of the nation. Exploitation of the natural resources available at different regions without resulting in adverse impacts shall be promoted.
Date: 2014-03-16 08:43:01
Added by: black sheep
Point: The effectiveness of any system of governance is the ability to constantly evolve, when it detects systemic weaknesses in itself. Our democracy has been a relatively static system when it comes to addressing such issues as balanced and equitable development of region/state/communities. But this again is not an inherent issue with the democratic system. this is the attitude of the policy makers that manifests on the system.
Date: 2013-04-17 01:47:46
Added by: Tagore J
Point: This was a good topic.... we should not blame democracy for unblanced regional development. Our leaders are implementing policies just before elections which will influence people drastically. People should think about those leaders before voting. As a central/state minister, he/she should sanction projects equally to all over india. But they are sanctioning more projects to their home place for their benifits...... It should be changed for balanced regional development.
Date: 2013-02-06 08:09:14
Added by: Akshya N
Point: Another point is that..wen one govt tries to address a development issue and takes some action, wen the next govt comes into power it completely neglects to continue the work undertaken by the prev govt. and in this manner many developmental activities are left incomplete
Date: 2013-02-03 13:18:50
Added by: Akshya N
Point: Having separate State Govts, there seems to be a competition between them. For eg: over disputed rivers.like Mullaperiyar issue. Neither state wants to give up. Hence neither can have development. We need to stop thinking in terms of states and we need to think as a country!unitedly and for its holistic growth.
Date: 2013-02-03 13:17:00
Added by: shankar
Point: ya its very true that the govt. and constitution dont support the regional bias and our politicians are looking for themselves only...its all about the power game of politician for sake of thier position
Date: 2013-01-10 01:03:24
Added by: Rahul
Point: I think in current situation balanced development is not possible because our politician concentrate only on vote bank, they design the policies keeping the vote bank in their mind...
Date: 2012-12-29 12:00:44
Added by: anupriya
Point: yes it is a nice topic currently to discuss because on those periods of political leaders like gandhi,kamaraj,aringnar anna,nehru etc we can say clearly dat where there is democracy there is rural devolpment..this is because those leaders lived for the people and worked for the people instead of money but now those who are elected by the people themselves are living for the money and working only for the money so they are not taking any responsibilities..
Date: 2012-10-15 22:40:56
Added by: ashi
Point: i think democracy and balanced development are completely different terms.... democracy is everyones birth ri8...but balanced development can happen only when people will thrive for it....no one is ready to stand for others ri8.... and if some one is, then his /her head is smashed.... ofcourse due corruption .
Date: 2012-09-16 09:41:34
Added by: kumar
Point: some people says that democracy is a very bad thing, but this is not the democracy which is good or bad but the people(our leaders) who are good aur bad.and today these is reality that in our parliament max.politician are corrupted means they are not deserving to become our leader but these is our misfortune and lack that they are our leaders and all these corrupt politicians are running our country according to there way.so we are lacking with other countries even we have sufficient resources.
Date: 2012-03-09 21:20:47
Added by: vinit
Point: To improve regional problem there should be meeting every week or every month between public and politicians .Where we will get report of development action taken by politician .Politician will get to know what are public requirement for development of there area .
Date: 2012-02-29 00:30:31
Added by: hbk
Point: our parliamentry system and democracy does not support any biases rather it talks about equal growth for all,but though we have such discrimination.the reason for this is ill political will and to win cheap points out of it,the way goverment of center behaves with a state which has a different party's goverment is simply like a step mother.so it is the politician who are maligning the name of our constitution.
Date: 2012-02-22 01:29:27
Added by: Deepak verma
Point: Balanced regional development is just impossible because nobody cares for the poor, the money which is sanctioned for the all round developments develop partly and that too includes richer sections of society...in short richer is becoming more richer as money attracts money, and poor remains poor.. its a sad phase.. :(
Date: 2012-01-30 01:33:25
Added by: Suzana
Point: Literary..Yes ,where there is democracy ,there is balanced development but in truth ,this does not happens always.Corruption
Date: 2012-01-19 00:01:45
Added by: kamini kumari
Point: it actually depends on the public who choose politicians n those politicians should be capable of improving those regions n take care for regional development
Date: 2012-01-14 12:06:33
Added by: Roopashree hegde
Point: care should be taken by every citizen of the country while selecting their representative (M.P)to the lowerhouse as they are responsible for the corresponding regional development.