Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This kind of situation is an indication that India is not ready to join more advanced nations, even though it is industrializing. It suffers from a credibility problem. How can a country that cannot control the chemicals entering its streams be developed? Rather than a Third World Country, however, it is more like a 2.5 World Country. It is growing but doesn't know what to do with the industry it has. Until it invests to clean its air, water and vast slums, it will remain in a transition that could go either way. One can only hope it will become a responsible citizen. It just isn't there yet.