Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi has said that if India had adopted a different economic policy, India could have better dealt with the corona virus epidemic. He says that due to the current economic policy, urbanization is taking place on a large scale and farmers are obliged to move to cities.
He was addressing the function organized on the occasion of 101st Foundation Day of Gujarat Vidyapeeth through video conference. Gandhi stressed the need to rethink the country’s economic policy as it has led to industrialization and urbanization which has led to “a large population moving from here” and a large number of farmers are forced to move to cities.
He said, “Due to the economic policy of liberalization, privatization or globalization, a large number of population has moved here and not their rehabilitation. The way in which the population of cities is increasing, it has spread the epidemic rapidly (Kovid-19) today.
He said, “Will the epidemic not increase with the population moving towards the cities? We need to rethink our economic policy. “The retired diplomat and former Governor of West Bengal said,” If we had adopted a separate policy, we should have had more hospitals, hostels for nurses, laboratory technicians. ” There should not have been large industrial projects at the government level and a large number of temples and mosques at the social level. ”
He said, “This pandemic has come after 100 years but who knows that a new virus will come out every year”. But forget the rules of social distance, wearing masks and cleaning etc. Gandhi said that the farmers resolved the issue of food security of our country but due to the policies adopted by the government, they were forced to move towards the cities.
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