Oblivious of the dramatic decline of capitalism across the world, the growth-obsessed politicians and planners of our times are pushing villages on the brink. While the draconian `land acquisition law' will drive people away from their natural habitation, scheme to provide `employment guarantee' will provide hands-to-mouth existence for those who get evicted. The notion `less the number of villagers, better the growth prospects' is taking the country on a path of self-destruction.
Capitalist model of growth has crumbled all across, taking a heavy toll on its constituent nation-states. The fate of `United Nations' is hanging in a balance for long and the future of `United States' is anything but in dark. The nation-state theory of global governance has seemingly outlived its existence. Mahatma Gandhi was averse to the theory of nation-state and had instead argued in favor of a confederation of self-governing and self-reliant village communities.
Only be restructuring and renaming the country as `United Villages of India' can the future of the country and that of mankind be assured.