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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 don't support any kind of regional bias but politician themselves are biased.
Contributed by: Studyfreak
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 .