I am enemy of all big industries.

So I am enemy of power plants also.

To produce power is simple thing.

small steam engine and boiler can produce power.

Connect generator with it and you produce electricity.

It is simple to produce 5 to 10 hp steam engine.

It is simple to make small wind turbines.

It is simple to make parabolic collectors which produce solar steam.

Any trained rural technician can do it.

Multiply by 50 million and you will have plenty of power everywhere.

So giant thermal power plants and atomic power plants are not required.

Complicated technology makes simple thing complicated.

 

I believe in home scale family size industries.

It is simple to make cloth.

Dhaka's MULMUL was produced on simple tools worth 50 rupees.

It is still not produced by sophisticated textile mills.

So textile mills are not required.

Gin your cotton in the farm,

Spin your cotton in your farm,

Weave your yarn in your village.

5hp steam engine or 3 kw wind turbine will do the job.

This much will increase rural wealth by 8 times.

Multiply by 20 million and you will produce cloth for half the world.

Baling the cotton reduces durability of cloth by 20%.

Half the machinery of textile mill is to break the bale.

Remember, centralization creates complications.

Complicated technology makes simple thing complicated.

 

Big sugar factories are evils. ( I worked as MD of sugar factory.)

Sugar is harmful to health.

Jaggery is hygienic.

It is simple to produce jaggery.

10hp steam engine can drive sugarcane crusher to crush 24 tonnes/day.

Boiling the juice makes delicious jaggery.

Multiply such units by one lakh and entire India can enjoy sweets everyday.

one tone sugarcane gives 140 kg jaggery,

But one tonne sugarcane gives only 100 kg sugar.

So sugar factories waste 7 million tonnes molasses making it non edible.

So sugar factories are not required.

Complicated technology makes simple thing complicated.

 

It is simple to press any oilseed and to get oil.

It is simple to provide pure natural fresh edible oil to all.

5 hp steam engine can run small oil expeller with filter press.

Multiply by 2 lakhs and all the oilseeds of india will be crushed.

Big oil mills and refineries are evils.

They exploit the people, adulterate oil, cause cancer by refining oil.

Complicated technology makes simple thing complicated.

 

Cement is not mysterious product.

Burn limestone powder with clay by coal dust and you get cement.

It is simple to produce cement and lime.

5hp steam engine will make limestone powder.

Multiply by lakh and all the people will get cement at negligible cost.

Giant cement plants are not essential for it.

Complicated technology makes simple thing complicated.

 

British Empire was built and was expanded simply by steam engines.

Present globalization and centralization can be broken simply by small steam engines.

 

In this picture, no big factories, no big companies, no multinatinal corporations.

Local production and local consumption. Minimum transport.

No big cities, no exploitation,no billionaires.

Small farms, small farmers. Self reliant life style.

Everybody works, everybody enjoys tension free happy life.

People are stronger, Government is weaker.

This is true democracy.

 

 

This is what Gandhiji wanted. He asserted that precondition of happy society is that all the means of production of primary needs of people must be in the hands of common masses. Do not centralize it.

 

We have betrayed Gandhiji and we are betraying him at every moment.

We are killing Gandhiji at every moment.

 

Sooner or later, entire world has to go on this path.

Europe and America can adopt this path and world will become paradise.

Posted by: V K Desai 1 year, 9 months ago