With reference to the editorial India’s ambassadors (January 9), Indians abroad have invested here only in safe and quick gain instruments like bank deposits and stock markets. Investment in shares has soared from some millions before a decade to more than two billion in the year 2005-06. What we need is direct investment in new industrial units and the know-how NRIs possess in various sectors. The government should endeavour to eradicate the difficulties they face in investing in India by providing an effective one-window system for all the procedures.
Naval Langa, Ahmedabad
The editorial Ugly digressions (January 8) reveals how absurd issues are whipped up by political parties to suit their own ends. It is innocent people who have to bear the brunt of the resultant violence. Our politicians should learn that they are accountable to the people. These politicians need to be taught a lesson. For this, mass-awareness, people’s resolve and an assertive media have to come together.
MC Joshi, via e-mail
Brakes on Growth
Sunanda K Datta-Ray’s article Frozen by China (January 8) is a reflection of China’s proliferating economic growth. China and India are the two most populated countries in the world. But China has uniform growth. India, on the other hand, is still suffering from deplorable rural and urban infrastructure, corruption, poverty and unemployment that are hampering economic growth. As a result India is kept out of the group of developed and some developing countries.
Shibani Pal, Delhi
This refers to the editorial Enemies of Assam (January 10). Migrant workers are easy targets as they have little support from the local populace. Ulfa’s anger that ‘others’ are coming to Assam to take away their jobs is not justified. Grievances can be sorted out through dialogue, but violence cannot be condoned.
ARK Pillai, Mumbai
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