It is high time that society contributes to local infrastructure developmentTake any small semi-urban town in the States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka and even AP. From reliable estimates, the cement dealers in such towns make a neat profit of around 80 lakh per annum, after all taxes.
Surely, they and should contribute in kind to the local Government school. It is deplorable to note that three innocent children have lost their lives in the wall collapse in a Govt school in Tirunelveli, a town well known for its rich agricultural base.
How and why this should happen is a big problem. May be, the building was very old. Inquiry committees will now be set up and the compensation has already been announced. However, if the local big wigs can contribute in kind in terms of cement, tiles, pipes and so on, this disaster could have been averted. We have the rich pouring in 200 crore rupees or more to buy an IPL team. What a total contrast to this pathetic situation?
Should we not make some attempt to arouse the conscience of the local big wigs and do something?