Letter Published in Gulf News UAE on 22 Aug 16,Long way to go for Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech mentioned how many villages have benefited from electricity, and also talked about the 20 million toilets built in his two years in power (‘20 million toilets built in two years: Indian PM’, Gulf News, August 16). However, this development of sanitation may not be adequate for the entire population of India. Still, sanitary issues are a big concern and its improvement should be sped up to avoid diseases. In the seven-decade history since India’s independence, the country has seen rapid development in the past two years, as per Modi’s strategy. Electricity is still a question for many villages. Electricity, toilets and inflation should be taken care of, without further delay, for better living conditions. With this development, will the Indian Prime Minister prove his determination for the targets set for these areas? We will have to wait and see.
From Mr K. Ragavan