Present day Kerala is far behind most other states in
in terms of basic
infrastructure requirements needed for industrial growth. But the beauty of
Kerala lies in the fact that it is landlocked between Western Ghat mountains on
eastern side and India Arabian Sea on the western
side. It is the best suited land for agriculture and non-polluting industries. But
the uncontrolled population growth has overran all the advantages of this
beautiful piece of land. Kerala cannot sustain a population of more than 25
million if we are aiming to achieve idealistic Socialism atleast in terms of food, health,
education and employment. Hidden agenda of vast sections of our society
controlled by foreign interests in resisting all forms of population control is
taking Kerala to disaster at an accelerated pace. Krishna Iyer committee’s
report for population control has been shelved without even a debate.
In this engulfing gloom of self-inflicted catastrophe, the brilliant report about conservation of
Western Ghats by Prof. Madhav Gadgil committee
has come as a ray of hope. It is not one of those amateurish exercises of intellectual
verbosity prepared by glorified messiahs of ecology. Gadgil’s report is
painstakingly prepared and full of intellectual honesty. Prof. Gadgil is
nothing but a prophet who has come to give the final warning to Keralites. All
its findings are cent percent truthful and all its recommendations are fully implementable.
If it is not taken seriously at least now, Kerala has very little future to
look forward to. Land Mafia and Uncontrolled Reproduction must be resisted at
any cost by forceful implementation of Gadgil’s and Krishna Iyer’s reports. Otherwise,
our Own Country will belong to Dog’s and not to God.