Swadeshi OVER Pardesi- Make In India
About one hundred and fifteen years ago, in 1905 first ever ‘Swadeshi movement’ was started by freedom fighters. The demands during that time were to make in India, promote India and boycott British. Conclusion of this was phenomenal and it influenced the freedom fight positively. The impact of swadesi moment gave a pace to all the revolutionaries, everyone became aware about the fight for independence and Britishers understood the power of Swadeshi. It was possible only because of Unity amongst Indians.
Similar type of situation currently took place in India. However this time the movement says ‘Boycott China’. Boycott China and Make in India movements were introduced long time ago, but it got more attention after China’s intervention in Nepal and India’s relation.
Yet boycott China is not completely accepted. Well, because chinese products are available right from a needle to airplane in cheaper price. Quality tremendously differs from good products but people buy because of their rates. Chinese products rule the market. Every product whether completely or partially is made in China.
Problem start when we fail to Boycott China completely. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed to become self dependent and used a slogan that said ‘Vocal for local’ in the speech. ‘Vocal for local’ basically means making room for local businesses and help them grow more and more. This will automatically boycott Chinese products and apart from these there are many other benefits too-
–Reduction in imports and encouragement to exports –
SInce production is done in the country and distributed for fellow countrymen, if there’s surplus, it can be used for exports. This will definitely help in reducing imports and will increase exports.
If the production processes start in the country itself, it will increase employment opportunities. This will help in eradicating unemployment right from production to distribution. Every process requires manpower and labour. Since India leads in human resources and manpower this will only help to reduce unemployment.
If the companies of India start making good profits by producing and distributing on their own, it gains good reputation. This Goodwill attracts investment. This may inturn, encourage foreign direct investment and eventually helps in economic development.
Each of these reasons are equally important. Apart from these, if Make in India works well India can soon turne to developed from developing country. Rate of currency can increase in international market, standard of living of people can change and India would make an all-round progress. Hence its never a regrettable decision to switch from Pardesi- foreign goods to Swadeshi- Indian goods. Supporting local business is the least thing we can do to contribute from our side in this movement. Helping local businesses to grow and compete in the stimulating environment is one way to support make in India and be a part of ‘Vocal for Local’.