We often read in media that India is booming. Indian economy has performed beyond expectation with more than eight percent of GDP growth in last four years.
People say India is developing with a rapid race. However, if you go to villages where real India resides, you will find nothing to sense the development saga.
Here is an example of the non-development in India. Aurangabad is a district in Bihar and in a village in Aurangabad, you may find the facility of ambulance but in another form of ambulance. The villagers use the bullock carts as only means to reach a hospital in the city.
According to CNN IBN report, villagers use the bullock cart to take patients to the hospital. The roads are in extremely bad condition and the bullock carts is only option to go to city.
One villager said:
Will an aeroplane come here? In villages the only options are bullock carts or cots.
The relatives of the patient hire a bullock cart to take the patient to the hospital. The villagers, who own bullock carts, earn good money and they have made it a business in the villages. One of the owner said that he earned Rs 200-300 per patient to take them to city hospital.
The villages are the worst part of the Indian growth story; you can find holes in the name of roads, poles without wires in the name of electricity and dry hand pumps in the name of water.
The central government spends thousand of crores on the rural development but it never reaches to the ground level because of the deep-rooted corruption in the bureaucracy and the political culture in our country.
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