India is located in South Asia. In
terms of size, the country ranks seventh in the whole world. It has a
population of more than 1.2 billion people making it the 2nd most
populated nation. The democratic system of India is also very populous. The
country is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal
on the southwest, south, and southeast respectively. Its borders include
Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Despite having abundant
humans and land resources, India is considered a developing country and or
nation. In this text, I will explore multiple reasons as to why the world’s
biggest democracy is still developing after 66 years of independence.
Several reasons explain why India
has not yet obtained the status of a developed country. Firstly, there is the
issue of corruption and misdirection of funds. Corruption remains to be the leading
cause of India’s development problems. This problem has continued for several
years, and it keeps getting worse. Corruption tends to affect the economy
through increasing the transaction cost. It also results in the inefficient provision
of services, especially in the health sector. Foreign investors are becoming
less interested in conducting businesses in the country. As long as workers in
both private and public sector keep tolerating corruption, the economy will
keep lagging behind.
The second reason is the ever-increasing
population of India. The country is the second most populated in the world, and
the population figures keep increasing. An increasing population requires the
resources also to be increasing at the same speed. For India’s case, the
resources distribution among the population is not properly done. This leaves
most people with limited or no resources. The high population also means that
there are several irresponsible Indians whose work is to disorganize other people.
Third, the people of India lack unity among themselves. It is well known that a
united nation is a strong nation. Indians are divided along linguistic lines.
The various languages in the country have limited communication among the
citizens. Everyone seems to mind their own business. With such attitudes,
Indians are unable to solve common problems. India greatly suffers from income
inequality among its people. The rich in India get richer whereas the poor
become poorer. There are several people in the country who are living below the
poverty line. Such people are not given a special attention that they require.
Even when such opportunities present themselves, the middlemen take advantage of
it. This leaves the poor people with nothing to support themselves. There are
families that are unable to afford one meal per day. This is because they lack
the necessary finances to do so. As long as corruption remains an issue in the
country, the gap between the rich and the poor will continue widening.
Lastly, the degree of cleanliness
in the country amounts to zero. People, especially in the rural areas, urinate
by the roadside. The habit of throwing garbage by the roadside is also common
in both rural and urban areas. This makes it possible to find garbage littering
several parts of the country. The lack of cleanliness has attracted several
flies and mosquitoes in the different towns. These insects end up causing major
health problems to the citizens. The government’s actions against such habits
are not sufficient enough to stop them.
In conclusion, India is a great
country that is capable of developing within a short period of time. The country
has enough people and land resources that can easily create wealth. To join the
list of developed countries, the different sectors of the country must perform
their roles well. The citizens must also understand their responsibilities in
moving the country forward.