So we all hate the government, right?
It is corrupt. It can't control inflation. It doesn't care about the poor. It doesn't support entrepreneurs. It threatens to block Google and Facebook.
So it has neither the intention nor the capability to do what THE PEOPLE (maybe just me) want.
While in the metro the other day, during one such mental self-rant to kill time, I happened to look at this ad in the metro:
So the Government is actually paying if you have a girl child. Just birth, nothing more. The number goes up drastically if she is educated.
A close look and quick calculation reveals this:
Birth : Rs 11000
Entry to classes 1, 6, 9, 11 and 12 : Rs 5000 X 5 each = Rs 25000
This is apart from the Rs 200 per year allowance in MCD schools = Rs 2400
And free daily lunch = 200 days X Rs 20 per meal X 12 = Rs 48000
Ignoring time value of money, this amount results in a remarkable Rs 86400.
Plus they are spending to advertise the same in the metro.
So the Delhi Sarkar is spending greater part of a Lakh Rupees for every girl born and educated.
ONE LAKH RUPEES!!
And this won't even win any direct votes for them!
I suppose that gives me a solid reason to not hate the government. In fact, I can even find some respect for it in some corner of my heart!