Smart city current statusHi,
Does anyone know what's the current status of Smart city? Has the DIC abandoned the plan altogether like BMW guys?
It is unfortunate that most people in Kerala doesn't understand what is a win-win situation. When an industrialist invests money, he's doing that to make profits, not to help the workers. At the same time, we work for the industrialist for our career goals + salary, not to help the industrialist. This is called a win-win situation. Both the industrialist and the workers get benifitted due to proper synergy. Keralites, on the contrary believe that every industrialist makes profit by exploiting the workers. Wake up to the daylight of globalisation folks!!!
If VS or anyone for that matter feels that there's corruption in the DIC deal then let them come up with evidences rather than loose talk. We'll isolate them then. Let's not sabotage a good project because of our prejudices or wild allegations.
As for the concessional rates offered to DIC, if they should buy at the market rate then why should they do it at Cochin? They'll rather buy it at more establilshed IT destinations like Bangalore or Hydrabad where the govt too is very supportive. Despite the hostile political/cultural environment, if someone has to set up his shop here then he should get some economic incentive in doing so. This is pure common sense. Remember - rule #1: An industrialist works for profit, not social service. And there's nothing wrong in making money by doing honest business.