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Rupali
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1stLordofTheVenerability
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development programmes hardly benefit the poor

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Started: 1/31/2011 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Rupali

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Most of the development programmes do not benefit the poor.Even if it does, it does in a skewed manner.Although a large amount of monetary resource is sanctioned but unfortunately it is only 15-17% of the development project's fund does have a real trickle down effect.The remaining 83-85% is usually eaten up by the intermediaries,systems,dishonest bureaucrats,even politicians.This is the tragedy of the development programmes in a developing country,particularly in Asian countries.Political as well as social bankruptcy have emerged as all-pervading force in these countries.
1stLordofTheVenerability

Con


Greetings all,

Good luck, have fun, and may the readers enjoy.

The pro contends that "Development programmes" do not benefit the "poor;" I then, must disprove his assertion and will also demonstrate that development "programmes" not only aid but further the impoverished.

I will start by mentioning that there are three types of "Aid". The first is "Humanitarian Aid," the second is "Emergency Aid" and the third is "Development Aid."

Development Aid is the only form of aid that is intended to progress the lives of the poor and impoverished, while the others only sustain the people in their current situation. Frankly, it's a long term solution instead of a short term sustainment.

Development Aid is, in fact, crucial to impoverished nations. It has diminished sickness, improved the availability of clean drinking water, aided with agriculture (preventing starvation), offered an increase in jobs and even diminished the HIV/AIDs rate, to an extent.

Also, "Development Aid" does not have to entail the distribution of funds or money, which could be lost to corrupt bureaucrats. By aiding and empowering the people to help themselves, development aid is being offered (such as the program of "Empowering women" offered by the UN or the Hunger Project.)



Since there are five rounds, I will desist and allow my opponent to continue! Thanks for the debate.

Debate Round No. 1
Rupali

Pro

Rupali forfeited this round.
1stLordofTheVenerability

Con

I extend my arguments and urge the voters to vote CON! : )
Debate Round No. 2
Rupali

Pro

Development !!!! What is Development???? Growth, advancement, progress, revolution, and flowering of only some sections of the society who are in actually no need of it!!!
We hear a lot from our so-called govt officials and politicians, development programs meant for the poor, particularly meant for the poor!!!! But are they actually helping them???
India, a wide diversified country where innumerable so-called politicians, governmental and non-governmental organizations stand on the dais and promise to take India towards a better future by eliminating poverty and fulfilling the demands of the destitute. But are they not just back-stabbing and back-biting us??? Friends, it is true that we do not know everything under the sun....Although a large amount of monetary resources are sanctioned each year, but dear friends, unfortunately it is only 15-17% of the development projects that have a tickle down effect!!! The remaining 83-85% is usually eaten up by the intermediaries systems, dishonest bureaucrats and even betraying politicians.......

This is the tragedy of the development programs in a developing country like India...I am pretty sure.you all must have heard about the well-known development programs, PDS (Public distribution system). It meant to provide subsidized food grains and other essential commodities to the poor people in both rural and urban areas. But did it really help?? Where 60% of the beneficiaries of this development program are not the REAL Poor, where most of the time PDS outlets are closed and where the private dealers often resort to many types of malpractices, causing tremendous alterations in the PDS. Seeing this scenario, would u call THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE POOR????

Look up at another program, IRDP (Integrated Rural Development Program) which aimed at providing loans to the people in need. Again, did this actually benefited??? Where most of the beneficiaries misused the program resources, many deliberately swindled the money and many others who really aspired to benefit from it couldn't do so due to a variety of reasons, including inadequacy of funding, lack of proper training and non-availability of infrastructural support....

The list doesn't end up here my fellow friends, it goes on.....How many should i make you count??? FFW, CMEY, SHG or DEEPAN scheme.......

In the end i would just like to conclude that; If this is the Development full of delinquencies and loopholes that our government pledge to the poor. Then I would really apprehend there is actually no need of betraying the innocent poors!!!! No need of playing with their meaningful lives!!!! Rather do something which in reality benefits them......
1stLordofTheVenerability

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
Rupali

Pro

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1stLordofTheVenerability

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
Rupali

Pro

Rupali forfeited this round.
1stLordofTheVenerability

Con

Thanks for the debate, Rupali. I urge that all voters please vote Con. Unfortunately, due to illness, I can't further this debate before the time runs out.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by 1stLordofTheVenerability 6 years ago
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Interesting. I thought I had a little more time.
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