When we hear the name of Kerala, the God’s own country, first imagination come to our mind is the greenery scene with lots of coconut trees and back water etc. But there is a bitter reality inside Kerala. The problems are plenty. Everything not fine in Kerala.
Nuisance and Annoyance of the Left parties especially CPI(M) : Frequent harthals, bandh and strike hit the normal day to day life in Kerala. Kerala has many world record especially on Harthals, Bandh front. The Life and property is under threat and frequent obstruction of peoples movement. Like event management, special gangs are there in every political parties especially CPI(M) to take advantage of this harthals and Bandh.
After the growth of left parties, especially CPI(M) Political murder between RSS and CPI(M) are regular scene. Political cadres using Bomb to eliminate each other. In this whole episode, the main loosers are ‘Hindus’. CPI(M)s and RSS cadres mainly belongs to Hindu community and they are engaged ‘war’ with each other with their top leaderships hidden agenda to eliminate Hindus. RSS & Left parties acting like paper shredder to eliminate Hindus and minority communities are overpowered.
This is the one state in the world the well organised headload union workers adopted barbaric method like grabbing money without work. One cannot do load and unload our material without the support of headload workers. We have to pay even if we load and unload the materials on our own or use our own men. Their charges are 10 times more than the transportation cost. These union workers saying that it is only their right to do this.
Agrarian crisis: Due to heavy increase in labor wages and laziness among labors and increasing input cost, paddy and other cultivation is in great crisis. Politicization and unionization of labor in almost all sector is the great problem for the development of Kerala. Most of them believing wages without work or more wages with less work.
At local level, there is manpower crunch and efficient workers as locals are lazy and most of them prefer white collar jobs. To load and unload farm produce, the farmers have to depend upon the unionized headload workers. The farmers compelled to cough up huge amount for loading and unloading account to these section. Paddy cultivation is reduced due to non-availability of workers and high wages and militant trade unionism, farmers cannot change the cultivation due to the dictate of state govt and political parties like CPI(M).
CPI(M) is the party who don’t want anyone to flourish and they are engaged in most barbaric methods which never head in any part of the world. When farmer try to change their cultivation from Paddy to other produce, CPI(M) party members spoil the agriculture produce and even put their flag on the land. Many goonda and jealous and lazy people involved with CPI(M) and most of the time, they get protection money from businessman, traders, landlord and other individuals. The people who refuse to pay get attacked and by the CPIM cadre and goonda elements and
They are acting like a Taliban.
Crisis in Health Sector : The health sector completely collapsed in the state run government hospital. Hospitals become a breeding ground for spreading new and viral diseases and rapidly spreading. Corruption and malpractices in medical and health sector reached record high. Wrong and unwanted diagnosis, lab testing and prescription of high valued medicine for small diseases are a regular scene in Kerala.
High prices of all the drugs compare to rest of the states. Government Hospitals become bacteria chambers and spreading other diseases. Frequent vital fever and flues spreading. The doctor patient relation reached all time low and patients and their kin mistrust doctors. Political interference, political, bureaucratic, religious investment with high return and huge profit and commercial exploitation made the health sector more vulnerable.
Access to affordable health services becomes a distant dream for the common people in the state. There is no standardization of medical services and lab testing centres and state govt. have no control over it. Lab testing centres are mushrooming in every nook and corner and no standardization of fees and result vary in different testing centres.
Wrong diagnosis in both govt. and private run hospital are on the rise. State run hospitals are ill equipped with handling crisis with shortage of ‘dedicated’ staff, absenteeism, non-availability and shortage of essential medicines are regular scene in almost govt. run hospital and primary health centres. One side Kerala promoting tourism, on the other side, importing new viral diseases from unchecked foreign tourists. Once Kerala becomes a role model state for Health care. For the last 10 years, the political and bureaucratic corruption pushed the state into more backward region.
Crisis in Educational sector : The standard of education is deteriorating due to politicization of education. In vernacular medium, professional competency and lack of communication is a major handicap and lag behind with other candidates from the state. Large section of teachers lacks professional skills and expertise in teaching even though they are highly educated. Unaided private institutions more than 90% run by 2 minority communities nowadays run schools and colleges like a commercial organisation, collecting huge capitation fees, donation, high fees etc. They are so powerful to challenge the govt. and have the money power to bypass any govt. order.
The govt. of Kerala try to influence and impose their ideology to the students by frequently changing syllabus in their favour. Left front govt. try to leftisation of educational institution. When UDF under Congress came to power, they try to minoritisation of all institution in favour of Christian and Muslim community. This process is going for last many decades. There is no neutral institution available.
There are two kinds of ‘mallus’ (Malayali people). One is very hard working, successful in their profession, adjusting and progressive in nature. From this section 90% of them are settled outside Kerala due to their profession. The other section belongs to very lazy, jealousy not stick to any profession or themselves declared as unemployed even they have enough opportunities within Kerala roaming here and there making body shows doing no work.
These section mostly engaged in political activities and want to earn quick bugs. Political parties effectively using them as ‘destroyers’ on frequent bandh and harthals to make loss of public and private property and loot shops and other establishments, houses etc. Most of the educated youth get registered with Govt. Employment Exchange dreaming govt. jobs and they themselves declared as unemployed and employing local jobs are available, they are not ready to do the job due to inferiority complex. Other problem is that when people return/ visit to their native place from other state or abroad, they treat other ‘mallu’ like outsider, look at them jealously and create maximum nuisance.
Tourism : Due to rise in tourism, there is lots of bad effect like sex tourism, drugs and flourishing of illegal activities. Kerala claiming a cent percent literate state, but women cannot travel at night alone. When women travel by bus, there is a nuisance and sometimes get bad comments. There is a good opportunity for ‘harthal and bandh tourism’ in Kerala and Adventure tourism – The people coming to state have to face lots of hurdles – Bandh, harthals, bad behaviour from local ‘mouth watching’ fellows, trade unions, police and other anti social elements. The imagination from outside is very much different from inside. You get faked by rickshawalla, taxiwalla, locals people.
Public Distribution System : Kerala was one of the best state in P.D.S. distribution. Now the Public Distribution System is in bad shape due to increasing corruption and vested interest.
Strong Bus Lobbies and halting train services: Long distance bus service operators always blocking allotting new train service. Most of the Bus operators funded by Political and Bureaucratic lobbies. The bus charges and rickshaw charges are record high compare to any other state.
Militant trade unionism and lack of progress for industry, frequent bandh, strike and harthals, high wages on labours, material and services, dependency of other neighbouring state on essential commodities, frequent political violence due to left parties penetration, especially CPI(M) due to their barbaric ideology and intolerance, jealous and go for violent method, health, educational, agricultural, political and social crisis at all level, over power of 2 minority communities at all sector and isolation of majority community, flow of wealth to minority communities with the support of state, centre and (either left or right wing political parties), outside support making communal disharmony and the secular character of the state rapidly disappearing.
Left parties created a new ‘feudal working class’, who never believe in hard work and more than 24 hours a day, they think their right only and make the employer bankrupt. They are not honest in electoral process and win most of the local election with money power and muscle power sometime rigging and manipulating votes. Present sorrow of the state people is the nuisance of the left parties. People of the state have no choice now; either you choose a pick pocketer or a burglar.
Pravasis (The people living outside state): Either the state or central govt. doing nothing for the welfare of Pravasis employed and staying in abroad. They are completely neglected, duped, robed and living like a citizen class citizen due to apathy of the state. Govt. of India and state getting huge amount of Forex and they are part and parcel of the development of state and India as a whole. While their basic needs completely neglected by protecting their labour and fundamental right, exploitation of employers in abroad, duping visa agents, failure to give necessary legal protection, economic help etc. The problems are plenty.
MLAs and MPs failure in protecting the interest of people of the state: Whichever party came to power at the centre, neglection of the Kerala state and solving the problem of states people never ever in their agenda. The long pending demand and continued neglection of railway, inter state water dispute, failure of central and Supreme Court’s intervention against continued leftist violence in the state, are some of the major unaddressed issues.
Corruption at all level: Red-tapism, mismanagement, wrong priorities and corruption in government and even at private sector. There is a huge demand and supply gap. Governance almost collapsed. Taxes and duties are much more than any other state. Govt. want more and more taxes without any work and adopted an extortionist method. Only quarrel between political parties, allies and political faction is in the news always.
People voted to power with thumping majority. Today government becomes burden for the people of Kerala. Every time, ‘dil mange more’. Running govt. and meeting govt. expenses is much more than the tax collection, without any welfare activities.
Before visiting the Kerala state a statutory warning should be issued “Beware – If you land in Kerala – you can expect a Harthal, Bandh”, you can watch political demonstration, because it is the state of Kerala”.
What outside perspective is much different from insider’s perspective about the state of Kerala. The actual fact and imagination is much different.
The people who visit the state must read this article.