This Disillusioned Mumbai Pilot Proves ‘Make In India’ Is Just A Slogan


At Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai in February last year, Capt Amol Yadav courted glory. A six-seater aircraft he made himself on the roof of his house was proudly displayed at a ‘Make in India’ programme. He was a perfect icon for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project to encourage manufacturing in India.

Yadav will again take his aircraft to Bandra-Kurla Complex in a month, but for a different purpose. “I am giving myself a month’s time. If I am not able to get funds, then I invite the people of Mumbai to a unique funeral where I will take my six-seater aircraft to Bandra Kurla Complex, where it was first showcased during the ‘Make in India’ week, and then take a hammer and break it down because our country doesn’t like to encourage enterprise by the common man,” Yadav says.

How did Yadav end up at the anti-climax of his story? India’s plodding babudom pushed Yadav’s story to its sorry end.  Read More…

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