There is enough scope for optimism nowAfter a huge increase in petrol prices, the Government seems to be doing something. Prices are coming down. A huge number of new jobs seem to be happening once again, in areas like organized retail, telecom and tourism.Kerala, for instance is going full blast to ensure that tourism becomes their money spinner once again.
We also need to make sure that the inflation does not go out of control. The protectionist policies of the US administration is bound to only increase the reverse brain drain. In other words, the professionals will be back and will go hunting for the best jobs.
However,we cannot and should not neglect agriculture. Enough damage has already been done by simply uprooting thousands from the villages and making them work as construction workers. This has happened due to poor water management records of State Governments, like for example,in Tamil Nadu.
In the short term, some encouraging signs are now being seen. There is scope for optimism still. Let us only hope that the times to come will also be better.