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Kerala’s Model of Growth is far different from what it is advertised to be

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  1. omya

    omya Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Enough of this “Kerala model of growth” which economist Amartya Sen has put his dubious stamp upon and with which Leftists louts thump their chests on an hourly basis.

    No sir, Kerala doesn’t have the highest literacy rate in the country — Tripura and Mizoram are ahead — and if jobs is the end goal of all literacy, Kerala sucks: It has three times the national average of unemployment rate. Thousands of MBBS graduates are without jobs, according to Kerala Medical Post Graduates Association. Kerala’s graduates are so unemployable that the state is 10th in the rankings of 16 states in the IT services sector.

    The so-called high literacy still doesn’t stop people from falling prey to the “quick-fixers” selling his wares on the street. If the high-literacy was real, authentic research wouldn’t have shown that (a) 35% can’t identify alphabets; (b) 85% of Class VII have no idea of basic science; (c) 73% same in mathematics.

    The study, conducted among 4,800 students of Class IV and VII, showed that as many as 19% students in Thiruvananthapuram scored zero in geometry! Most of this high-literacy tag doesn’t go beyond secondary schools as there is a dramatic fall in higher education.

    And to think that 80 per cent of the education budget is spent on schools. Mind you, this is no ordinary sum — it’s 37% of the state’s total annual budget. In case you are wondering where all the money goes, there is a clue: the glut of teachers: almost a teacher on every two students!

    Apologists please also save this “model healthcare system” lollipop in your termite-infested drawers. Those attending your health are unlikely to have cleared the nursing or paramedical courses. The pass percentage in 90 colleges is as low as 5% in pharma and 6% in physiotherapy.

    Oh yes, The God’s Own Country! (Scamster Leftists are atheists on paper but have no problem in promoting God as their brand ambassador). Kerala’s 44 rivers are facing existential crisis due to continuous sand extractions. Munnar, one of its showpiece, suffers from lack of accommodation, public facilities, pollution and poor hygiene as conceded by no less than Kerala Tourism.

    To be a woman in Kerala is almost a curse. As many as 47.4 of state’s women have no jobs. As a woman, being outside of home after 6 PM isn’t approved by an average Malayali male. Any young couple who roams around in terrible jammed streets of Kerala would have his or her own story to tell. We are not even coming to “Love-Jihad.”

    Ah economy! Kerala has no funds left in the state treasury for capital expenditure, Kerala’s governor P. Sathasivam had said last year. The state has about Rs 10,000 crore immediate liabilities to meet in the short term, said the White Paper, as presented by Kerala finance minister Thomas Issac last year.

    Indeed, Kerala’s Debt-GDP ratio is almost 29 percent! (Wondering how Communists fared in Bengal? It was around 43% of GDP in 2009-10, after which the Bengalis finally booted out the Leftists). But then how do you expect industries to grow in a state where bandhs and strikes happen every single day!

    We are not getting down the financial scams road even though the 2013 Solar Panel Scam is wanting itself to be heard at some corner of my brain. Kerala has been ruled since 1970s either by Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) or Left Democratic Front (LDF) of communists — one Left the other Extreme Left. Congress is seen effectively controlled by the Christian community; while LDF leans towards Muslims and other minorities. Almost all top jobs in the state, Hindus allege, are controlled by minorities.

    The dangerous policy of communalization is best reflected in Malappuram which is said to be a hotbed of Islamist terror and where law and order is practically absent. The ecosystem of NGOs, churches, madrasas and the Leftists in power feed each other.

    Political violence against RSS and BJP workers is now unprecedented in Kerala. The presence of BJP chief Amit Shah is making the present dispensation in Kerala nervous. More so since BJP’s growing clout — they obtained 15 percent of vote share in last assembly elections — is unmistakable.

    So while we wait for the political drama to unfold, let’s throw all the good news on Kerala to dustbins and remind ourselves once again how “intellectuals” never bring such facts to our attention and why political violence in Kerala goes unreported by Lutyens’ Media.

    http://www.opindia.com/2017/10/kera...r-different-from-what-it-is-advertised-to-be/
     
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    InfoWarrior Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Shah-Yogi visit may hurt Congress, help CPM in Kerala
    The polarisation in Kerala will end up sending the Muslim League into the CPM-led front and the Congress will lose relevance

    By NK Bhoopesh | Oct 5, 2017 1 Comment
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    “Democracy is about discussions and consensus…They (CPM) raise slogans of secularism. But in the guise of secularism, they are trying to make this state a hub of jihadi terrorism,” these words of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath aptly sums up the strategy of the Sangh Parivar that has been evolved to ‘wipe out the Communists from their last fortress’. The 15-day yatra, led by state party president Kummanam Rajasekharan against ‘red and jihadi terrorism’, has devoted three full days for Kannur, the northern Kerala district which is a CPM citadel and the site for gruesome revenge murders between the party and RSS-BJP cadre.

    [For our exhaustive NL Sena coverage of the Left vs Right political murders in Kerala, click Part 1 and Part 2]

    On Thursday, the yatra will pass through Pinarayi, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s native village. It was in this tiny village that the Communist Party’s Kerala unit was formed in 1939. Taking the fight to the enemy’s gates is the saffron strategy and the yatra was inaugurated on October 3, it will cover 11 of the 14 districts in Kerala and is the most publicised show the BJP has undertaken in Kerala in recent times.

    The yatra originally scheduled in September was postponed after serious corruption charges involving state-level BJP leaders came to the fore. The national leadership has ensured these allegations and the deep-rooted factionalism ailing the saffron party for long did not hamper the spirit of the yatra. The media coverage the yatra has been getting and the participation of all important leaders of the Sangh Parivar are pointers to the fact that the national leadership of both the RSS and the BJP have invested heavily in this and they hope this flamboyant march will eventually break the jinx.

    Like West Bengal, the erstwhile fortress of the CPM, the saffron party hopes to reap political dividends by mainly targeting the Left party. And the no-holds-barred campaign against the CPM and the minorities, especially the Muslim community, the saffron party hopes to polarise Kerala society and elicit the support of a sizeable section of the Hindu population. Traditionally, a majority of the caste groups belonging to the Hindu fold are the vote base of the CPM except for the upper caste Nair Service Society (NSS) and insignificant groups among the Brahmins.

    The BJP has been evolving strategies and to penetrate the various caste groups ever since it started participating in the electoral politics in the state. Its efforts bore fruit when the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam, a social organisation that represents the Ezhava community, the largest Hindu segment, formed a political party and became an NDA constituent. The Ezhavas have been predominantly aligned with CPM for the last several decades. Other than this, the BJP has been trying to woo other caste groups which have been traditionally supporting the Left, all this was meant to unify disparate Hindu caste groups into a unified vote bank.

    The RSS and the BJP in the state have been able to inculcate a feeling among different caste groups that they are being given short shrift by the CPM-led Left Democratic Front and the Congress-led United Democratic Front. By undertaking a virulent campaign against the CPM and the minorities, what the BJP hopes is to bring together different Hindu organisations under its banner. Apart from the powerful Nair Service Society (NSS), the upper caste Nair group, a majority of the caste groups has been supporting the Left front in Kerala. The social base of the Congress-led UDF has mainly been upper caste Hindus and religious minorities.

    The Sangh Parivar aims to conquer Kerala by targeting and eventually ‘eliminating’ the CPM which gets support from different Hindu caste groups. If Congress Mukt Bharat is the BJP slogan elsewhere, here it is Communist Mukt Kerala. As the demographic pattern and electoral choices of different groups would show, this campaign though unwittingly is going help the left parties in the state. Here is why.

    Muslims in Kerala constitute 26.56 per cent of the population in the state and are one of the most politically agile groups here. Generally, they have voted to keep the BJP and the RSS at bay. It is to be noted that the response of the Congress and the United Democratic Front to the anti-Kerala campaign of the Sangh Parivar has been muted. The Congress leaders always love to hear bad things about the Communists. Except for former chief minister Oommen Chandy, no major leader has cared to respond to the pernicious campaign that is being unleashed by Sangh leaders not just against the CPM but also against the minorities. This ambivalent approach of the Congress is going to exacerbate the process of disenchantment among the Muslim community towards the Congress. The thinking that the CPM and Left forces in the state are politically more capable to defend the minorities from systematic targeting by the Sangh Parivar is getting stronger with each passing election. The fact that the BJP increased its vote share in the last many elections at the expense of the Congress has already had a debilitating effect on its stature as the force that can stall the Sangh monolith from entering Kerala.

    The campaign by the BJP even if partially successful, in all probability is going to help the CPM to spread its influence among Muslims. A directionless Congress leadership with their dwindling mass base, and with a pragmatic politician like Pinarayi Vijayan, whose disdain for idealism is well known, on the other side of the political fence, the chances of the Indian Union Muslim League deserting the United Democratic Front in favour of the LDF can’t be ruled out. A section of the Muslim League leadership, which fancies the idea of aligning with CPM, is sure to use the current atmosphere ‘vitiated’ by the BJP to advance their political project. All this may not happen immediately, but the polarising campaign will force Muslim organisations, especially the Muslim League, to go soft on Left parties.

    Though the blitzkrieg campaign against the Muslim community by raking up non-existent issues like Love Jihad has created panic among many in the community, there is no sign of Hindu consolidation in the state. The BJP’s alliance with the Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), the SNDP’s political party, has been fraught with dissonance. Other than the BDJS, no political or caste groups have so far not extended support to the BJP.

    During the previous UDF government, the BJP tried to consolidate Hindu groups by pointing towards what they called blatant minority appeasement of the government. The Congress with the Muslim League and Kerala Congress, a Christian party, as its main ally was accused of kowtowing to the interests of minorities at the expense of the majority community. Now, with the LDF in power with no ‘communal’ party as its constituent, the Sangh Parivar finds it difficult to take forward their ‘appeasement’ campaign. This also comes in their way of consolidating the Hindu vote.

    Talking to people largely from the middle class without any political preferences, one gets the idea that the campaign targeting Kerala is turning out to be counterproductive for the BJP. Though they are all happy with the voices against the political violence, comparing Kerala with Uttar Pradesh or other BJP government states did not evoke the expected reaction.

    Social media had a field day on Wednesday over Adityanath’s statement advising the Kerala government to learn from his state on how to run government hospitals. Coming as it did after the death of hundreds of children due to the lack of basic infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, this statement evoked sharp responses from people across the political spectrum.

    Through its concerted campaign, the BJP has been able to project itself as the victim of the CPM’s intolerance. Though the CPM with its disregard for the opposition and its obstinate attitude towards political opponents contributed to the culture of political violence, the role, the strategy and the ideology of the Sangh Parivar ensured this grotesque culture remains the ‘hallmark’ of Kerala politics.

    For the Sangh Parivar to win Kerala is like taking a big step towards the achievement of their prophesied goal. This is because Kerala represents a state where the main ideological opponents of Hindu Rashtra are in dominance. They, according to the forefathers of Hindutva, are religious minorities and communists.

    If its muted response is any indication, the Congress is failing to decipher the political fallout the BJP campaign may leave in its wake. In short, if the Sangh Parivar is going to achieve anything through this high-decibel campaign, it is by invariably consolidating Muslims in favour of the Left. And this could break the entrenched binary of LDF vs UDF politics. This will help the BJP to catapult itself as one of the two main players in Kerala politics. But it will be at the expense of the Congress and not by a Communist Mukt Kerala. Though there is no imminent challenge to its existence, it may not augur well for even the Left in the long run, not to speak about a pluralist state like Kerala.
    https://www.newslaundry.com/2017/10/05/kerala-amit-shah-yogi-adityanath-visit
     
  3. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    employment ministers of kerala going to gulf, employment ministers of UP going to maharshtra....great accomplishment :haha:. Now 'top priority' is to put hindi in southern states so that unemployed and illiterate millions of our 'bhais' and work in the developed states with little discomfort- that is going very well BTW, I recently saw a bus conductor booting out a 'bhai' for not talking in kannada- a direct result of hindi imposition campaign.

    Kerala's decisions are now turning out to be the right ones. Lack of polluting industries leading to massive rise in Tourism- best source of foreign exchange, widespread employment and prosperity. The state remains clean and is developing at an amazing pace. Almost all foreigners coming to India today have kerala on their list and spends 1000s of USD. No one goes to Surat, you know why? The whole city STINKS. God I don't even know what sort of chemicals float in the air. I was pretty scared every time I got off there but am sure that it would have killed me if I had stayed there for like one day.
     
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    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    actually Kerala story is pretty hunky dory.
     
  5. The enlightened

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    Kerala had a literacy rate of 45% at independence. Rest of India had 18%. Similar story with infant mortality, life expectancy. Gujarat, Maharashtra and even Bihar have made greater gains than Kerala in all those fields. Considering the 10's of billions of remittances it receives annually, large trading connections with Arabs and even Europeans and overall head start, it should have been the most developed state today, yet most of its people migrate to other states or the Gulf if they want to feed themselves and their family.

    UP has indeed paid the price of electing the Nehru-Gandhi clowns and the casteist leeches. Serves as a good example to the rest of the country. But after 60 long years, it has finally thrown the sickular syndicate out in the gutter where they belong. We hope Kerala soon attains enlightenment and joins the rest of the country in building a developed and prosperous India free from the influence of Sickularism, Communism and other categories for retarded peoples. :india:
     
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    The problem is calling it the development of a state or model of growth. It's neither, it's about Human Development. Kerala did a good job at that, but calling it state development or a model of a state's growth is misleading, and what causes issues and creates questions.

    Kerala has done a good job of HD but there isn't really any development of the state itself; any industry got chased out by the leftists and unions, and an overwhelming amount of the state's people seem to be forced to go and work in the Gulf instead (which leads to remittances which are apparently a very big part of Kerala's economy). Other than that there's the tourism industry of course, but then you don't really get credit for lucking into a favorable geographic location, that would be like giving Arabs credit for existing on top of massive oil reserves - that's just down to luck, some people end up with vast natural resources, others don't.

    So as far as HDI is concerned, it's worth looking at what Kerala did, and taking positive lessons from it; development of the state itself is a different matter. If there was this sort of clarity, instead of vague use of the word "development," there would be little scope for argument.
     
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    - There is MORE unemployment in Bimaru states than in Kerala. If mallus went out of Kerala for work, many more people from UP and Bihar had to leave their states and go to places like Maharashtra for work. Arguably majority of mallu overseas trend happened pre-liberalization. Post- many are actually white collar jobs they go to
    - Having no polluting industries is a good thing. It would never match revenues from tourism
     
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    What sort of idiot wrote this BS farticle ? How will anyone get a job without passing the degree?

    In Kerala, infant mortality rate is now as good as that in the United States
     
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    Teacher-student ratio reduced to 1:40 - KERALA - The Hindu

    Good to know that this is not a pan India phenomenon...oh wait !!!

    Sure, it is apparent when you look at Kerala's sex ratio & maternal mortality rate (lowest in the country)

     
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    BS. Are you on pot? TN is nowhere near Kerala is tourism- domestic or foreign. The only thing that's happening is that because of International AIrport many land in Chennai and then board flights to Kerala. Now even that will stop because of the new international terminus coming up in Cochin. Kerala has decided it wants tourism and not polluting industries. You don't understand it because you aren't smart eough.
     
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    Should look at the net atleast before typing BS.

    https://traveljee.com/india/top-10-most-visited-states-india/

    http://www.nriol.com/india-statistics/indian-tourism-statistics.asp

    https://www.mapsofindia.com/top-ten/india-tourism/international-traveler.html

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com...3rd-consecutive-year/articleshow/57434566.cms

    http://www.firstpost.com/world/tami...tination-in-india-for-foreigners-2908130.html

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...sthan-slips-three-places-in-tourism-rankings/

    Kerala has beautiful places. Infact its the point for college tour in almost TN colleges. But facts say otherwise. Moreover International tourists are not counted based on embarkment point. If that's the case First would be Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and then Chennai. Its the place where they declare they are going to visit during immigration. WHen I was coming to India there was a full flight of white people travelling to Madurai from Mumbai via Chennai. I know what I am talking about. And I furnish with facts.
     
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    I don't need to because I know all of these things before you did. I also know that the lovely Koovum river does not make for great tourist attraction, and the rubbish filled streets of Chennai don't act welcome to anyone. Try comparing that with Cochin- the welcome city for any tourist landing in Kerala. Which is what Kerala has avoided. TN gets tertiary attendance from people coming to Kerala.

    Kerala doesn't have 'Industry'? It has a 5 billion industry growing by 15% every year- meaning another USD 750 million will be added this year- more money than any petrochemical plant can add in a year- these are 'pure profits' all in foreign exchange. You're immaturity in understanding economy is extreme. Tourism provides more money, more employment and foreign exchange than any other 'industry' can provide. The Per capita of countries like thailand is trough the roof.By not polluting their cities and leaving it they have created the perfect environment for capturing high value tourism spending. 'They have many beautiful places'- THAT IS WHAT TOURISM IS ABOUT. Their initaitve to build a brand new airport terminal of international standards and run water planes in Cochin are steps in the right direction.
     
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    Lol!!! 'It' wants to say that Kerala is not building itself into a tourist destination. What a joke- tourism gives more money than any other Industry. Neither Kashmir/Himachal/ or Sikkim are major tourist destinations on the world map. No one comes to India to see mahabalipuram, but 'backwaters of Kerala'- yes. And if you are here for Kerala then because you land in Chennai you visit the mahabs. No one says 'O let me visit mahabalipuram (while admiring lovely coovum and beautiful marina beach on the way) and while near mahabs visit the backwaters of Kerala.'there is reason why mallus are working in gulf', yeah there's a reason why UP/Bihar/Bengal guys go to Maharashtra and yes...Kerala.
     
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    Kerala is prosperous because at an average one person per family is working in Middle east.
    Further just to add a point, among the people of Indian origin in middle eastern jails, most are from Kerala,, how interesting

     
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    Due to wonderfully high literacy rate, Mallus have got a better salaries, be it white collared or blu collared jobs
    If you actually now note that one of the big industry in Kerala which is Sea foods industry, there are lot of non mallus for doing the job..

     
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