Progress is rarely a kind creature – it often proves itself to be contrary, offering the good and the unexpected in equal turns. Investors understand this, knowing that there can be no success without eventual failure. The two forever tangle. They must follow each other, with profits always dwindling and security always fading away. This is the concern of all businesses; and such concern has been offered to the seemingly perfect Indian economics.
With the emergence of the free market, India has been able to offer the world an impressive variety of agricultural efforts. Farmland is considered vital; forests are producing high quantities of timber; and products are unique to this section of the globe. These qualities tempt investors, leading them toward the notion of flinging their dollars toward a supposedly flawless idea.
Such an idea does not exist, however. It never could. There are always consequences to the quick rise of an economy and India is already facing one of these consequences: urbanization. With the sprawl of a population (and the introduction of countless outsourced companies and businesses), there is a sudden call for land – cities are stretching beyond their former borders; villages are being hastily expanded; and the amount of acres that can be cultivated for growth is consistently decreasing.
Urbanization has found India and its price can be a potentially heavy toll on the country’s most vital of exports: agriculture. With the populace trying to match the pace set by the rest of the world (and seeking to expand all boundaries), natural resources are being lost. There has been an increase of farming, mining and other activities; as well as a call for miles. This has forced many to reconsider the notions of investing within India. There is a worry for the future.
And this worry is a reasonable – even if settled still in the distant days. The urbanization of a country must be noted before any investments are made.