‘Nothing should be free,’ says Narayana Murthy at Bengaluru Tech Top | Bengaluru newsfragment.com


Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy on the Bengaluru Tech Top expressed disapproval for freebies and suggested crowd to provide again to the community then availing services and products from the federal government at backed charges. He used to be talking on the twenty sixth version of the Bengaluru Tech Top 2023 within the Karnataka capital on Wednesday.

Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys, in Bengaluru.(PTI)

Announcing that “compassionate capitalism” is the one resolution for Republic of India to develop into “prosperous”, he added, “When you provide those services, when you provide those subsidies, there must be something in return that they’re willing to do. For example, if you say — I will give you free electricity, then it would have been a very nice thing for the government to have said, but we want to see the percentage attendance in primary schools and middle schools go up by 20 per cent, then only we will give you that.”

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“I am not against free services being provided. I fully understand, as I also came from a poor background once upon a time. But I think we should expect something in return from those people who received those free subsidies to take a slightly bigger responsibility towards making their own future generation, their own children and grandchildren, better in terms of going to school, you know, performing better. That’s what I mean,” he added.

“In order to create efficient, corruption-free and effective public goods in our country, the taxation will have to be obviously higher than what you see in developed countries. So, I personally would not at all grudge, if I have to pay a higher level of taxation,” he additional mentioned.

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Murthy additionally conveyed that China, which had all of the similar issues as us, has reached a GDP 5 or 6 instances that of Republic of India’s. “So all that I would humbly request our political leaders is to study China very very carefully, and then see what are the good things that we can learn from China and implement here, so that India too advances at the same pace as China, and becomes a nation that has reduced the poverty of its people,” he stated.

(With PTI inputs)


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