Trying to understand issues raised by Mr. Jena & my recommendations
(work in progress)
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Trying to understand issues raised by Mr. Jena and my recomendations (work in progress)
One way to achieve them is to set up mega-plants like SAIL Rourkela, NALCO, POSCO, proposed plants by Mittal, etc. as a bunch of small plants do not really create significant townships or the associated infrastructure developement.
... more to come ...
I: Additional recomendations: One thing Orissa must to do is to additionally require that each industry, that is interested in mining in Orissa and setting up plants, must invest certain percentage of its total expenditure in Human resource developement and infrastructure building. In particular, they must set up 1 or preferablyu 2 big educational institutes, one of which must be in the area near its mining operations, which are among the most backward areas of Orissa. Examples of institutions include a medical college, a top-notch institute or deemed university (like BITS Pilani), an IT institute (like Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Communication and IT), etc. The company should spend at least 2.5% of its total budget in this.
On R & R I would like Orissa government to add one more aspect. For each kid of a displaced family as part of R & R Rs 300 p.m (for tution) and Rs 1000/year
for supplies, school dress & books should be set aside. This is until the kids are 18, or 12 years, or until they pass +2 which ever comes earlier. This will go a long way towards ensuring that these kids will have a good education; plus it will encourage private schools to open in the relocation settlement area thus reducing the dispersion caused by relocation. (Note that wife of one of the Kalinga Nagar shooting vicitm refused to return to Kalinganagar as she was happy with the education prospects of her kids in the new place she is living now. So good education for kids is a very important thing to all parents.)
To be continued .... (environment rules must be followed; proper R & R must be done so that people welcome industries rather than obstruct them ...)
I would appreciate any feedback, comemnts, pointers to additional documents, documents etc. on the topic. Chitta Baral (chitta--aat--gmail--dot--com)