To put very briefly how our future would be is to say that our future is very uncertain.
We are witnessing a tremendous growth of technology and scientific development whereas our environment and biodiversity is being slaughtered at the hands of man.
On one hand we boast of being the innovators of today whereas on the other hand, we still have people living in abject poverty. There have been child prodigies who have invented something at the age of seven yet we have a vast majority of children still illiterate.
Poverty is the most glaring issue which requires immediate attention. Much of the population is below the poverty line and do not even earn the basic minimum wage. Empowerment of such people is the need of the hour. The government should ensure that they are provided with the basic amenities and that their livelihood is secure. The middlemen who deal in between the poor people and the government should be punished as they swindle away with the money. Legal aid clinics must be set up in remote areas and the correspondence of poor people with government authorities must be made easier.
Education paints a very sad picture of the state of affairs. Primary education despite being a fundamental right has still not been effectively implemented. The student teacher ratio is alarmingly disproportionate. Many government schools remain vacant because of lack of maintenance and dearth of students. The government must strive to ensure that all the children below 14 years of age are given basic elementary education. Child labour should be addressed and those children should be put in schools and the government should take care of their expenses.
Over a thousand people die every couple of days because of starvation or excessive dehydration. Certain government hospitals have dearth of doctors and the patients suffering from terminal diseases. The government should ensure that more hospitals are opened and especially in the remote areas of the country where people do not get immediate medical care. It should also subsidize rates of medicines so that the poor can afford them.
Corruption is prevalent in every layer of the society. It thrives at every position of the administration and is the reason why there is always a delay in the governmental activities. Not only administration but corruption is also present in all the sectors. It can only be minimized if the government authorities are put to trial for taking bribes and practicing nepotism.
With the rising population and increasing automobiles on the roads, air pollution is on the rise. Another factor for increasing air pollution is the growth in the number of factories and industrial establishments. The effluents discharged by the industries and factories also lead to the pollution of the water. People must try to make efforts from their side so as to minimize the effects of pollution.
Thus, our future hangs in a delicate balance. It is high time that the people made substantial efforts to bring things back on track before it is too late. Our future depends on how we act in the present. We have the option to change our future. The choice is in our hands.