Things that still annoy every Indian ever after Independence

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Yes, we are celebrating 71st independence day this year and no doubt India is the fastest growing economy in the entire world. India has the largest population and too many traditions existing here. But India will not rise from the corruption, poverty, infrastructure, Unemployment, illiteracy, women safety and Education etc. These are the most common and major problems at national level.

But we can hope India will become a well-developed country in coming few years. We are all Indians and we are proud to be Indian. This independence day do a promise with your nation to make clean India and green India.

Some of the things which still annoy every Indian 

1) Unemployment 

On one side our humongous number of engineering colleges and institutions of higher education continue to churn out thousands of engineers, doctorates, and post-graduates every year while on the other side the lack of employment opportunities renders them unemployed and underemployed. Most of them pursue jobs which are far below their educational qualifications if they are able to find any. The unemployment rate is increasing year after year.

According to Labour Bureau data released in April 2016, textiles, leather, metals, automobiles, gems and jewelry, transport, information technology, and the handloom sectors together created 135,000 jobs during 2015 which is 67% lower than 421,000 jobs that were added in 2014.

  • Unemployment rate was 4.9 per cent in 2013-14, 4.7 per cent (2012-13), 3.8 per cent (2011-12) and 9.3 per cent (2009-10).
  • Labour Bureau did not bring out any such report for 2014-15.


Many wonders why an economy supposedly growing at a rate of over 7 per cent is not creating enough jobs. Economists say this is because more work is now being done with fewer employees. “The economy is generating fewer jobs per unit of GDP,” says D.K. Joshi, chief economist at ratings and research firm Crisil.

Illustratively, in manufacturing, if 11 people were needed to execute a piece of work that generated Rs 1 million worth of industrial GDP a decade ago, today only six are needed. Joshi’s verdict: “The economy has become less labour-absorbent.”

About 12 million people join the job seekers’ queue in India every year. While the industry is creating jobs, too many such jobs are in the informal sector, which accounts for 84% of current jobs. Unemployment rate.

2)Casteism and caste politics

There are two distinct caste systems in India – Jati & Varna. Varna is specific to Hindu religion and probably going away, but Jati is common to all cultures in India & fairly alive in the 21st century other than a few small pockets of Metropolitan India.

Jatis often influence what we eat, how we pray, whom we marry, the ways we dress, the occupations we work, the tongues we speak,  the cultural heritages we cling to, the localities we live in and even whether we get into a desired job/course or not. This is all especially true in rural India. In urban India, the influence is somewhat weak other than the marriage part.

Caste plays the most important role in Politics, Caste is above Nationalism and any other factor when it comes to Politics.

In rural areas, having a SHO of your Caste or MLA of your Caste gives you a sense of security and power. You will get the tender of the work if the MLA belongs to your Caste, he may do some development work in your village. If your party comes to power, you may get a SHO of your Caste, which will prefer you in a case of conflicts with people of other castes.

People prefer the candidate of their caste because if their candidate wins the election they will get benefits over other castes. And politicians give preference to people of his caste because they are the people who have voted for him and will vote for him in the next elections. And this cycles goes on and on.

BJP lost in Bihar Elections despite having a huge Modi Wave shows Caste is above everything, caste is above nationalism, caste is over religion, caste plays the most important role in winning elections.

And no Party is anti-caste, every party field candidates based on the demographic of the Constituency. In recent UP polls, BJP fielded at-least 1 Rajput and 1 OBC Candidate from every district, just to balance the caste equation.

Different parties may have different agendas, but when it comes to ticket distribution, demographic and caste of the candidate have the highest priority.

2) corruption

Corruption is born out of subsidy policies. The problem with subsidies is that we end up disrupting market forces and set prices which allow arbitrage opportunities. Subsidies unless limited to a very small and really needy section of society will almost always be exploited by the masses. Take for example the biggest schemes of the government [running and proposed]– NREGA, Food Security Bill, PDS of cheap food grains, Fuel Subsidy, Telecom Policy and Power/Water. All of these are prone to corrupt practices.

Main Causes of Corruption

1. Low Pay scales/ Wages: Most of the employees in government sector are paid low wages and salaries. Hence some employees revert to corruption for more financial benefits.

2. Low Job opportunities. This is another cause of corruption. Due to lack of job opportunities at will, there are many people who like to go for corruption mode to get the job offer. They will be ready to pay the lump sum amounts for the job offer to the higher officials or politicians.

3. Lack of Strict and fast punishments: Even if some one is found guilty or even caught red-handed by the anti-corruption officials or media, the convicts get less punishment. First, they will be suspended for few months or weeks and then re-posted to another location with same Job grade and pay. So this means the official who did the corrupt practice is given a free license to continue his practice.

If the government is so strict that any such corrupt incidents will lead to permanent removal from the job and also punishment like several years imprisonment then the corruption will come down to a large extent.

4. Lack of ill fame: If a person is found to be corrupt or has done some unacceptable misconduct, he or she has to be avoided and not be respected. But in India, those with corruption and other offense related history are given prominent positions like the member of parliament or even higher posts. Instead of being disrespected they are respected.

5. Lack of Unity in public: Public openly criticize corruption but interestingly there is no unity among the public to stop corruption. If a person wants to get his done his work, he gets it done by corruption means if possible and then later criticizes the corrupt official. If the public stands united against corruption in such a way that no one is ready to offer bribes to get their work done then the corrupt officials will have no other option but to work in corruption free manner.

4)women safety

Despite the “infrastructure” developments in India to ensure women safety (the efficiency of which is certainly questionable), what remains an unresolved state of mind of thousands of people, men, and women, is this question. Safety of women is a universal issue. I feel that lower middle-class women have to face greater harassment than any other group. The young girls who rise from poverty by sheer dint of hard work through education find it difficult to escape from gender bias, Eve teasing which sometimes escalates into horrible crimes against women.

Woman security in India is an issue which is being enlightened a lot these days esp after a great outrage from Nir Bhaya case.That case made it clear to all how people (man as well as the woman) have a mindset about a woman. A lot of them have a very respected designation made such no sense remarks.

In a nut shell, a proverb suits well to this situation. If you can’t help yourself then nobody else will. Women of India have to stand up for their rights for their justice only then this male chauvinism is gonna end.
A lot of Indian girls are simple and have a heart of a baby. It’s good but they should be a Tigress when something wrong happens not to them but to any other girl.

Women are the one who gives birth to a child so you are the one to protect your child, protect her from female foeticide, fight for her when someone tries to harm her.

Until unless there is any pressure nobody cares to do anything. Indian women have to impart that pressure, only then strict laws will be formed, only then our police our doctors, society will be helpful for women.
(As happened in Nir Bhaya case, Mumbai reporter case as well as recent bad-ayu case in up)

Only then the coming generation will think twice to do any crime against women.


Poverty alone cannot be reduced until we take measures to eradicate other issues related to social, political and economic aspects of India.
some of the aspects are:-
#Creating more employment opportunities, so that every individual can fulfill his/her basic needs
#minimizing corruption related issues, so that black money doesn’t get generated
#improving rural sector and supporting them with necessary machinery
#stop wasting resources, economy is strengthened by its availability of resources
#Awareness of self-employment and techniques among rural people
#control of population
#Imparting quality education, so that young ones pave their path to become professionals
#Enhancing exports and controlling imports
#Aboilishing child labor activities
p.s-There are many schemes provided by government to BPL people to eradicate poverty such as (MGNREGA, MIDDAY MEAL SCHEME, NATIONAL PENSION SCHEME, INDIRA AWAAS YOJANA)proper implementation of these schemes also eradicate poverty up to some extent

6) Illiteracy and child labor

the core reason of illiteracy in India is the medieval thinking of the people. Many of them think that why should we educate our kids if we have managed without education? Why not tell them to work from a very young age so that they get a hang of it? Many of them think that education is a waste of time.

This type of thinking is changing now. There are a few saviors who have taken up the responsibility of fighting against illiteracy. They are going to the remotest of areas in the country and educating the people about the benefits and advantages of education in today’s times.

Many poor families cannot afford their kids to go to school for long- so the first problem is how we make them literate within a very short time-say 1 or 2 month time and then still keep the interest for learning new things.

If you look closely and study a bit then you will notice child labor was an intense issue back a decade or more in India and there have been several cases where a child have been killed cause of the assault but now the cases have reduced at a higher degree in India. Don’t think that policemen’s are not working, whenever there has been a complaint about the child labor assault law has acted.

We are also watching but we are doing anything sometimes I strongly feel to report someone NGO or police station but then I think of results what will be the outcome he will lose job, we don’t know that child’s conditions he is alone or he has family if he has family is there anyone working if they are working is that sufficient for their family. We will report they will take some action child will lose his job, we don’t know where they will send him, how much time they going to keep that child in good condition, again what guarantee that they will treat child nicely.

7) No proper sanitation and health facilities.

In India, it’s OK to piss in public but not kiss in public. Changing the ‘sanitation’ situation in India is definitely not gonna happen overnight…its gonna take a while. What we need to concentrate on is (this is what I think) get people access to toilets within their houses and build public toilets everywhere. Building toilets inside houses leads to a lot of things, freedom and restored dignity for womenempowering them, decreased rape and murder cases

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