Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Economic constitution of India / M.K. Gandhi

    According to me the economic constitution of India and for that matter of that of the world , should be such that no one under it should suffer from want of food and clothing . In other words everybody should be able to get sufficient work to enable him to make the two ends meet . And this ideal can be universally realized only if the means of production of elementary necessaries of life remain in the control of the masses . These should be freely available to all as God's air and water are ought to be ; they should not be made a vehicle of traffic for the exploitation of others . Their monopolization by any country , nation or group of persons would be unjust . The neglect of this simple principle is the cause of the destitution that we witness today not only in this unhappy land but in other parts of the world too .M.K. Gandhi ,  Young India , 15-11-1928 , p. 381.

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