Emerging Kerala - critical perspective
Many a times, I wonder what is the vision statement for Emerging Kerala (not at the event level) but for the future generations to visualize and implement. How many employment opportunities are we planning to generate through the proposed investments? I could not find the linkages between the human resources available and the projects proposed. I felt most of them are into construction of buildings including those under Tourism. It is a State without a proper urban policy statement which can hit the prospects of investment in the State. My fear is that hype around the land transaction can make it worse for the middle class as it may lead to the rise in the real estate prices. This in fact raises the questions regarding the events such as Emerging Kerala for a tiny State like ours. Many studies have shown that the conversion rates of the accepted proposals in the similar events conducted by other States of India are not so praiseworthy.
I strongly wish that my thoughts are aberrations and the State Government has already looked into these aspects. If that is the case, I wish all the best for Emerging Kerala.