Justified Cribs ?
The recent day newspapers are agog with the so-called IT industry captains cribbing about the lack of infrastructure in bangalore.Are they justified in doing so ?
The government for its part is working overtime to make sure things are in proper shape.The government, is for a whole lot of people and not for just a section of buisness community, and most importantly not just for a city or district alone.This being the case are the industry captains really justified in this much of criticism ?
Now to think back perhaps the singular reason for the bloom of software industry in bangalore is not the inverstor friendly atmosphere, not the government backing nothing.It is perhaps the weather and weather alone.That being the case aren't the people who kick started the software industry being a tad too selfish here ? There are 26 and odd states in india and quite a lot of them have progressed substantially on the industrial front.That being the case what made them to set up shop in a place called bangalore, which being on top of a hill is severly limited demographically ? If the early movers made a mistake, then what did the next set of people do ? Did they care to do a survey of the city to see whether it can take up such a huge load of people ? Did they for all the financial muscle they had, bother to look around and check the feasibility of this place to withstand such a huge influx of people ? When the industry captains have failed in so much fronts, is it right to blame the government for the current mess the city finds itself in ?
The talk of availability of highly qualified manpower etc is at best bull shit.When a person needs a job, he/she will relocate to any part of india.
In fact, i for once concur with the government in agreeing to the fact that, if the city finds itself in a big mess, it is the industry alone which must take blame for it.The industry has been pampered too much.
Agreed for reasons best unknown, certain infrastructure projects are overshooting the deadline.But then again the industry guys must know that when in a team of 10 or 15 people, deadline slippages are quite common, what would be the case when the infrastructure team is managing thousands of people ?
As the former prime minister deva gowda was once quoted saying, if the industry feels that they want to move out elsewhere, they are free to do so.
To top all this the media and particulary the crap Times of India must also take a large portion of blame for hyping up things to the most unimaginable extent possible.
The bottomline is this : if the industry feels that there is better investment climate elsewhere in india, they are free to move out.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 10:22 AM