Vocal for local implies that we have to implement the formula of Local Consumption by Local Production. The globalization circle is completing. Globalization is the first half of the circle. Vocal for local is second half the circle. The smallest unit of governance in India is“village”. It is said that India lives in villages. Villages try to fulfill their demands by local production in the village itself.
A demand and supply listing of each village will help us in increasing and creating supply locally to meet the village demand. We first need to plan to treat the village as a country for planning purposes.
Mostly things we can supply to meet the demands of the villagers by producing in the village. Leftover demand. we try to supply from within the district. Likewise, the next supply area would by commissionery area and state.
With the above approach and strategy, we can implement this idea of vocal for local. We have to take three elements into account: One, the participation of stakeholder; two, the convergence of funds/ inputs of all types; three, Formula of low cost or no cost.
SH. HEERA LAL, IAS
(Additional Managing Director, National Health Mission, UP + Additional Project Director, Uttar Pradesh Aids Control Society)