Please Clue me inHi smart folks,
I have been trying to make some sense out of these smart city talks. So far I have failed miserably. Can somebody please tell me whats going on.
As far as I gather, smart city is a real estate development and nothing else. It does not create jobs other than the direct jobs for construction, project management, maintenance etc.. Jobs are created by the actual IT companies that might use the smart city for their development centers. for example if Microsoft starts here in smart city, microsoft will create a number of jobs. How is DIC responsible for job creation? If I have a bus which transports people to an office, say 200 people every day, am i creating 200 jobs in that office? Will the government pay me for creating those 200 jobs? If they pay DIC to build teh buildings, shouldn't they pay me, the bus guy? What about the contractor who built the road in which I drive my bus. Shouldn't he also get paid for creating these jobs?
I cannot fathom why 3 crores of people think microsoft or intel didnot start development centers in Kochi or Kakkanad because we did not have tall buildings? Could there be different reasons? I have seen the projections which says they create a lot of jobs, that too high paying IT jobs. I wish I was gullible enough to believe it. i also wish we made it mandatory for us to learn basic economics in the school. Not just keep it in the book, but actually learn economics basics.
bye for now.
A mallu shaking his head in disbelief