Poor India spent crores on Mars Mission
Poor India spent crores on Mars Mission, India ahead of China in space race?, Social activist Harsh Mander, former member of Sonia Gandhi-led...
While the Mars mission got wide praise, there were voices which questioned the need for spending Rs 450-500 crore on it when the country is facing hunger and poverty.
Social activist Harsh Mander, former member of Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, termed the mission as a “remarkable indifference to the dignity” of the poor. “I believe that in an India in which 230 million people sleep hungry each night, in which many million lack even basic health care, decent housing, clean water and sanitation, it reflects a remarkable indifference to the dignity of the poor to spend on a Mars Mission,” he said.