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THE ASCENDANCE OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY. MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3 RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH. What defines 'Civil Society'? Its not just the NGOs; its about the common person. Its about social capital.

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The ascendance of the civil society

THE ASCENDANCE OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

What defines 'Civil Society'?

Its not just the NGOs; its about the common person. Its about social capital.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

In every society, there is a 'system' to Govern. This 'system' creates centers of power. In simple words, those who are NOT part of the 'system'; form the 'Civil Society'

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

In terms of NGOs; we can safely say that India lags far behind the global averages and in next 20 odd years, it might create 30 to 40 million jobs in this sector; particularly in the fields of Education and Health.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

But NGOs are just a small part of Civil Society. The term gets prominently in news; more because of destructive resistance of common person rather than constructive achievements.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

But the fact remains that majority of resistance through out the world history has created transitional and disturbed times. Be it independence movements of various countries in 20th century or the present day Arab Spring or for that matter even the Anti-globalization sentiments.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

India; has been different.

Due to Gandhi; our freedom struggle remained largely non-violent. The civil society movements in India after independence also have largely remained so.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

From VinobaBhave' 'Bhoodan' to JP movement and now to Anna Hazare; India has always surprised the world with Gandhian values in resistance. But it is not always like that; and it won't always remain like that.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

The core value of 3rd industrial revolution is to be distributive in nature. To be assimilative in nature. This can not happen without a POSITIVE contribution from civil society.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

In fact Civil Society is the building block of the 3rd industrial revolution. All other factors won’t gel in, unless the Civil Society gels in.

It is distributive and assimilative by nature; and forms the core of the new model of contributive solutions.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

So; if there are two parts of Society; One the "Power Center" and the rest as the "Civil Society" then where does Business or Industry fit in?

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

In Indian context; due to political connections in establishing or running; the Business is seen largely as part of "System".

On the other side of the table with powers to be.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

This is why Business or Industry fails to be part of civil society; and the ascendance of civil society does not remain just anti-system; but at times becomes anti-business or anti-industry.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

So, have we learnt our lesson from Singur or Nandigram or Raigadh or even BhattaPersaul??

I am afraid not.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

Business is still seen on other side of the table. Itwill remain so; till the CSR improves drastically and dramatically and the Industry starts caring of what the people think about them and their ways of conducting themselves.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


The ascendance of the civil society

Thank you.

MEGA TREND 5 : FICCI WHITE PAPER ON 3RD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: YASHWANT DESHMUKH


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