IT Has Not Benefited People
Date: 7/24/2012 12:07:00 PM
Muslim Murasu, July 2012
Information Technology revolution has gained traction in India since past ten years. Skyscrapers, air-conditioned campuses, slick employees, western looks and attires, these have been taking the nation forward. People involved in IT sector are isolated as those advanced at social level. IT corridors have become popular as islands of growth in cities like Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.
IT has not given any small improvement in day to day lives of Tamil people. There is no way to know availability of next bus. City is spread over 150 km. Traffic jams, accidents, people stranded on the roads are not taken care. IT has not solved any problem of the land or issue in Mohalla.
IT experts have developed as labor force for foreign countries. Such elites don’t help villages. IT development has narrowed down to benefit a select class in the society. A citizen applying for ration card has to struggle for months together. Relief is not granted in 10 minutes. There are no answers or actions for name missing, address change or procuring income certificate. IT department is teetering without strength in social sector. IT has not met expectations of seven crore Tamil population. There are no portals for consumers to know about water quantity in the city, distribution, breaks or leaks in pipes, mixing, repair, liters of water distributed daily. IT caters to the demands of those who are well advanced in life. IT professionals are toiling day and night for mammoth profits of multinational behemoths. IT use for the people should be exposed. Social intellectuals should take this seriously. Modern looters are plundering in the garb of IT. Tax money of public is wasted. IT professionals are growing into a isolated caste, separate group, in Tamil society. IT sector is silently, strongly and resolutely ravaging the noble culture, ethos, heritage and traditions of Tamil society.