Home > How do you solve a problem like India?, Only in India > Address the Crap Gap First, NOT the Digital Divide
  1. manajaganathan
    May 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Hi,
    Reading this post and much agreeing to addressing the problem of sanitation first, reminds me of Jayalalitha distributing free laptops to high-school students in a 350 crore scheme in order to help tech literacy! Wouldn’t have addressing transport(for school children) and better educational facilities been a better long term structure and investment?

    Source:( http://www.newsreporter.in/jayalalitha-plans-to-distribute-free-laptops-350-crores-allocated-for-this-scheme)

    🙂

    • ulaar
      May 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks for your comment. btw, the more I delve into development programs, less I’m sure about tradeoffs like these. Why can’t we have toilets AND better education AND laptops?

  2. manajaganathan
    May 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Sorry if that sounded more like a trade off solution- was referring more to the priorities of a Government/State. Need for clean toilets>Laptops-i think 🙂

    • ulaar
      May 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      Just to clarify – I wasn’t offended even if you meant it as a trade-off solution.

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