The Importance Of Newspapers
The agitation, the Marathwada University renaming movement, the movement of nomadic Vimuktas, the parties of the disabled class, the problems of the mentally ill, the issues of the unorganized working class and the agitation by their organizations were all given an important place by the newspapers. During the 1980s, there were major agitations in Maharashtra and then in the rest of India on the issues of the peasantry. Sharad Joshi organized the onion growers with the demand that prices of agricultural commodities should be based on the cost of production.
This, for the first time, effectively raised the issue of farmers. Newspapers also played a role in understanding farmers on these issues. Attempts were made to touch on the exact nature of the agricultural question. Newspaper attention was drawn to the issues of smallholder farmers, agrarian or dryland farmers, cash-crop farmers, agricultural laborers, men and women. It was a change in consciousness and attitude. This was followed by another change.
What crops can be grown by farmers such as arable or dryland farmers with minimal water; There was a great flow of things like this, guiding experiments. Newspapers exposed the uniqueness of this trend. The issue of water, which is the most important issue in the context of all these issues, was brought up by the newspapers. Demands for new developments came along with these subjects for water-agriculture, drinking. New irrigation projects were approved and development avenues were opened. Efforts were made to ensure that this river of development benefits all. Political elites and influential interest groups worked hard to get water to their island.
This created a new politics of water. Water changed agricultural varieties, changed cropping patterns. Where there used to be dryland farming, orchards are now flourishing. The Ujani Dam has revolutionized Solapur district in the last 10-15 years. Another aspect of recent newspapers is the regular coverage of the proceedings of the Legislature and Parliament, the resolutions passed, the debates, the latest news of the proceedings in the Legislative Assembly, the Legislative Council, the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha. From 5990-91, an hour-long question and answer session is regularly telecast on television. This news is of special importance in view of the fact that many newspapers send their correspondents to get an accurate picture of the work of the legislature.
It introduces the people to the work of Parliament and the legal process in the Legislature. This form of coverage is part of public education as well as awareness; This should be noted here. Democracy emerged in India against the backdrop of the independence movement. Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Dr. Ambedkar, Sardar Patel and other leaders rewarded the democratic system. The Constituent Assembly was set up with a view to handing over all the affairs to the people. This assembly set up a constitution drafting committee.
The same presidency Dr. It was handed over to Ambedkar. After the recognition of this event, the Republic of India came into force on January 26, 1950. This event gave the right to vote to every man and woman who has completed 25 years. It was a kind of revolution in world history. In many European countries more advanced than India, it took a long time for everyone to get the right to vote. In England, the mother of democracy, women got the right to vote in 1928.
Against this backdrop, democracy in India was established by the freedom fighters as if they were waiting. Even after nearly 52 years, Indian democracy continues to move forward without forgetting its original spirit. Today, Indian democracy is the largest democracy in the world. All the elements that underlie this democracy are important to the media.
Therefore, the work of the three pillars of the executive, the parliament and the legislature and the judiciary has to be taken into consideration by the newspaper. After this pair of columns, newspapers are called the fourth pillar of democracy. Is considered. This pillar is considered important in the world today to strengthen democracy.
It suggests the power of newspapers and building a value-based society. Democracies in the Indian subcontinent do not exist in Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar (formerly Burma) and neighboring China. In the last 52 years, India’s democracy has been firmly entrenched against the backdrop of military domination in Pakistan, unilateral rule in China, military rule in Myanmar and monarchy in Nepal. It should be noted here that this democratic system, despite its many flaws and shortcomings, has certainly thrived on the strength of the nearly 600 million savvy voters in India and the atmosphere created by the newspapers and the media.
This whole period of creating this new awareness in the world of newspapers has been a life-changing event for Indian society, the communities living on the regional islands. The Mathi Dam came, new open economic policies came and the concern for the survival of the displaced, deprived class increased. The agitation expressing this concern was widely reported on the front page of newspapers.