Chandrayaan has just been launched. News articles, stories and much more have spoken that India is sending a satellite to moon, on a shoe-string budget. The budget may be less in comparison to global projects, but $80 million on a project that does nothing to alleviate poverty, reduce deaths, and improve living conditions of destitutes in our streets in India???
But then I'm reminded that if India has to become advanced and developed, it must achieve technological superiority in addition to other financial strenghts, so such a spacecraft mission will bring in immense research, and insight into outer life. We'll be free to analyse our own data, and should expect to benefit from this space launch.
But with inequality on the rise, poverty is becoming wide-spread, and who should not know more about it than India, which houses the most number of poor people in the world(among countries).
The graph on your left shows the income distribution among the population of the earth.
I'm still confused. What do you say?
Can we afford to spend $80 million (Rs. 3.86 billion) on improving technology, when the majority of us suffer from immense hardships?
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