6 Measures / Suggestions for Overcoming the Problem of National Integration in India

Under this background, following measures can be recommended to overcome problems in the way of achieving national integration. These are as follows:

Firstly, changing focus and dimensions of political policies by making it more attuned to general rather than sect oral claims government need to shed complacency in delivering to genuine claims so that general people could feel some correspondence with the nation.

Secondly, ensuring favourable conditions under which every section of the society could enjoy or share larger benefits of the society. This could be done by ensuring balanced economic development, strengthening transport and communication, increasing employment and alike.

Thirdly, National viability should be the criteria on which regional issues must be dealt.

Fourthly, promoting secular ethos through civil society institutions, intellectuals and the mass media by giving financial assistance to hold seminars, symposium, cultural contacts etc

Fifthly, dealing firmly with subversive and anti-national forces so that people would feel a kind of ‘awe’ towards the nation

Sixthly, Institute mechanisms to ensure secularism, achieve social justice and discourage populism by activating different wings of the society.

These measures notwithstanding, it must be realized, as Dr. Radhakrishnan observed “national integration is not like a building that could be accomplished through bricks. Integration is related to moral power of people.

So it is necessary that this message must reach their hearts”. Though eventualities and exigencies help strengthen the nation, the institutions of civil society and political leadership are expected to deliver to the task of national integration. But, it does not seem to be case.