“INDIA IN 2020”
Unless and until there is rather a global war or a great, devastating natural calamity during the coming six-seven years, I am confident of witnessing a number of great changes in our over-all set-up. On the population front, we are sure to be the first in the world, leaving even China far behind. There would be far less room for each of us to live on, the availability of water, medical-care and jobs would be another comparatively much reduced. However, the only ray of hope amidst this dark, gloomy prospect lies in the possibility of other green and white revolutions to materialize, increasing the availability ample, rich, and nourishing food to all. The availability of solar energy and its use on a massive scale would reduce our dependence on fossil fuel. Likewise, the generation of electricity from atomic technology is sure to help us overcome the existing power shortage. On the strength of our great man-power and successful, functioning of democratic governance, our voice would be heard with utmost attention in the World Community. We would be a member of the Security Council and are sure to be treated as a big World Power as are the U.S. and the USSR these days. In computer and information technology, as well as in health-services, our experts and specialists will be holding highly responsible positions all over the world. The country will make great strides in agriculture and armaments owing to which, we shall be a major supplier of food grains and military hardware to other countries of the world. I see an exceptionally bright future for India in the exploration of the space. Our astronauts will not only travel in Indian made rockets in the space on a regular basis; but would also succeed in landing on the moon. Some of our space missions would explore the Mars and other planets. There would be successful launching and establishing in the space of many of our satellites that would forecast on weather, send pictures of high mountain tops,...
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