A year had passed since I launched my own business venture, I was perplexed with two questions- first, I wondered as to why India Inc needs organizations like FICCI and CII. In my own thought basket, I saw Indian business houses strong enough to influence political leaders, Government policies and guard their own individual interests.
I found the answers. Things are complex and not as simple as I thought them to be. To magnify the power of influence, a collection of individuals into an organization is a better way than individually
addressing the issues. India Inc, I thought was on the right path by setting up their own business bodies.
Why shouldn’t Dalits follow the same path, was my next thought! I kept thinking for a couple of additional reasons. As Dalits, with no previous history of Business and Trade and situated outside India’s social fabric, Dalit Business persons need a business body more than the India Inc. Plus, when Dalits have so many organizations in so many fields- from student bodies to political, why not a Business