Essay about Positive Effects of Foreign Aid to India

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It has been argued for decades that long term foreign assistance is unfavorable for the development of the recipient nation. However, there are some countries that have shown positive effects of foreign aid. India can be regarded as this type of country. According to Global Issues Journal (2011), India is one of the biggest recipients of long-term foreign aid in the world and mainly supported by donors, such as the United States of America and the United Kingdom, and international organizations, similar to the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The situation in the country seems to be controversial; there is a well-developed country that shows great economic growth and nation with nearly …show more content…
The purpose of the project is dual - to make agriculture rewarding to the farmers and to make it viable year after the year by increasing the quality of the farm and the soil. This requires moving away from the Green Revolution paradigm of dependence on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and seeds from the market. In Vidarbha, Tamilnade, Kerala, Uttaranchal and some other districts, the farmers are successfully moving to the methods, which require very small expenditures for external inputs. What is more; these methods rejuvenate the soil at the end of season so that the agriculture would be viable year after the year. Organic agriculture is also successfully used even for the cereal crops as paddy, sugar cane and cotton (Association for India’s Development, 2007). The long-term support has prospered in the area of agriculture as well as in the sphere of medicine, which will be described below.
The current progress is also seen in the sphere of medicine. Towards International Medical Equality organization (2009) reports that medical aid projects have been implemented in India since 1935. The main goals of the organization are to reduce the level of poverty through medical assistance and maintaining responsibility among citizens. The most successful results were gained through the projects launched by J. English and J. Landmann, students of Australian University of Queensland. The main idea is that well trained group of both