9th April 2017
The failed communist state of India – Kerala (by Adithyan C Pankaj)
BY ADITHYAN C PANKAJ – FROM A GROUP THAT I’M A MEMBER OF. UNEDITED.
In the context of kerala. People now know that Socialism don’t bring them any jobs but they are caught up in a lie that Kerala’s high HDI (highest in India) is down to socialism . Which can’t be further from truth, it was Christian missionaries and the disciplined back office nature of Madras state (of British India) that made the population literate which in turn reflect on HDI.
No entrepreneur with right mind will start business in Kerala. They are rightly scared of the union politics in the state and lazy trigger happy strike culture we have here. Just as I write Kerala now has Harthal in two Districts and one tomorrow in other district.
The percentage of FDI Kerala received as a share of total FDI India recieved is less than 0.3%.
Even the money from gulf goes to land and real estate instead of producing something of value which will bring opportunity for the population. Land prices are going up despite no real industrialization is happening.
Kerala government since it has no industries left to tax now depends on selling alcohol to make state fund . State selling alcohol to run state because it can’t generate meaningful businesses to tax. This is what gods own state has come to.
CPM marched against computer in 1980s which denied Kerala IT revolution and when all the neighboring states were trying to bring MNCs we were marching against them. If it wasn’t for that idiotic policy Kerala would have had a Banglore level city now with the human resource available. Instead now everyone goes to gulf, Chennai, Banglore,HYD.
Kerala really have no industries or jobs. Most of the state’s revenue comes from outside the state. Like Shashi tharoor said if something happens in the gulf Kerala will go morally and economically bankrupt. Kerala’s economy is almost entirely dependent on outside economy.
Current set up is pretty good for all parties involved so they don’t want any other party to come and ruin it for them. State owned businessesboards/societies, appoint party members and loved ones in high posts and do corruption. Give a share to IAS officers and Engineers and take rest ,split it to party fund and distribute rest among the ministers. This is what is going on atm.
Despite having 30+ public enterprises running on loss and on tax payers money they refuse to shut them down. New budget is talking about reviving some of the dead public sector companies.