Saturday, 24 December 2016

The village EGS (Employment Guarentee Scheme)

Aparna Krishnan
25 December 2015 at 21:51

The true Employment Guarentee Scheme. All cooking was done in mud pots. A community close by, 4 km away in Kumarapalle near Kothapeta, makes these from the local tank mud. There are rituals built into festivals which make creates sustainability in a community. Every govindalu festival the food has to be cooked in a new pot. The potters have a huge sale prior to the festival. Every marriage had a significant role for the potter as the arivenis were central to the marriage.

The kumaravaalu, or potters, are part of the 'caste system'. The intelligensia and the activists and the feminists damn caste, damn rituals, damn marriage.

Well, they can please also create such systems of employment guarentee.

Komakkambedu Himakiran Anugula
Komakkambedu Himakiran Anugula We had a mandatory number of vessels we bought every year. Like potters, barbers also had a mandatory quota of haircuts!

We anyways paid them in grains for a year.
Aparna Krishnan
Aparna Krishnan And each caste, lower or higher, had a deeply respected role in some context. the barbers are low, but they alone play the melam in the temple thro' the pandaga nela of Sankranthi. And are respected and given dakshine for that.  The while man unable to understand the nuances due to a language handicap labelled it uniformly bad. The elite intelligensia (maybe due to the same reason) also gave it the same uniform dismissal. 

Komakkambedu Himakiran Anugula
Komakkambedu Himakiran Anugula Local economy, business transactions ensuring harmony, guaranteed career scheme!
Aparna Krishnan
Aparna Krishnan Chuck out caste. Put all in school. Make all aspire for desk jobs. Make all unemployable. The modern state is what we have now.

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