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Misc & "Social Engneering" topics
The data shows that while people from these sections owned 45% of business establishments at the time of the last Economic Census in 1998, their share has registered a 6 percentage point increase since then. OBCs account for the largest chunk of this growth.

The OBC share in ownership of businesses has increased in all major states, barring Tamil Nadu, where they already owned a high 74% of all businesses, and Punjab, where a small decline in OBC ownership has been offset by a rise in SC-owned businesses. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/in...how/3456486.cms
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Ever since Rahul Gandhi, General Secretary of the Congress Party, coined a new descriptor Aam Admi for the common folks of India, UPA government being led by her mother

who is the President of the party, a number of social welfare policies have been undertaken.

In its second term UPA government implemented a policy guaranteeing 100 days of employment to the rural poor of India with Rs.40,000 crores borrowed as public debt. These funds were given to the needy/deserving districts but through their state governments. People must have benefited to some extent although many contrary news & incidents of misuse were reported even when the wages were paid through banking accounts to ensure complete transparency and accountability.

Similarly. by declaring education a fundamental right, the school going children of the poor and scheduled castes and tribes were given monthly stipends and daily lunch. UPA government, no doubt, is succeeding in spreading universal literacy.

In more recent days UPA government proposed a pension system for the self employed and those people who don’t have a pension scheme. This Aam Admi Scheme so far hasn’t become well known or successful and almost two years have elapsed.

And finally, a new medical insurance scheme for pheriwallas or street vendors was proposed and is probably being enforced. They have been offered free Medicare upto Rs. 30,000/- annually, with premium being covered by the government itself. Again, it appears in its very birth the proposed social measure is not being well received.

All these wonderful vote getter measures make one wonder if these were ever thought of or asked for by the very Aam Admi these were designed for. For example, how can the poor send their children to school when they can’t even afford a school uniform or transportation? Some very poor are given free uniform although up to 50% of the uniforms and books purchased never see the light of the day, let alone these children ever receiving them.

Medicare for street vendors is almost being ignored because most of them are more concerned with free loaders who harass them daily with free demands of fruits, vegetables, smokes etc.

Thus most of these AAM ADMI social welfare measures in their very design are likely to fail; these are in their very nature half baked ideas and out of touch with reality and the real problems people face in India.
MUMBAI: The United Commercial (UCO) Bank has opened the country's first lockless branch at Shani Shinganapur in Maharashtra, even as the Centre has made hi-tech security mandatory for all nationalized and private sector banks. Shani Shinganapur is a small village in Ahmednagar district whose presiding deity is Lord Shani. More than 5,000 devotees visit the temple every day, while on weekends the number crosses the 1 lakh mark.

"We took note of the general belief and faith of the people. Ever since the most revered temple came into existence several years ago, the village has not witnessed a single crime. In fact, all houses in the entire village have no doors. We took the risk and started the lockless bank a week ago," a senior bank official said. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india...300436.cms

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