Saturday, November 25, 2006

When abundance is a disadvantage...

A set of people to trying to move a concrete mixer

Yes, its caused the IT revolution in India, but it does lead to situations like above, when people are used for tasks that really should be machine driven...

4 comments:

raven said...

not necessarily. not all construction projects in india have yet reached the scale in most other countries. and given the demographic (dis?)advantage we have, the economics too are different.

what would the economics of a mobile cement mixer (or a tractor to move it around) be vis-a-vis the above practice where the labour's just called aside for a moment to get the work done (opportunity cost - work they might have done during that time... but what are the wages anyway?)

Neelakantan said...

Well of course, you are right. I was only pointing to the construction industry and how manually intensive it is in India- despite great machines available to do much of it.

vijayakumar said...

Hi Neelakantan
I agree your comments since i used to lot of this type of work on Outer Ring Road Marathahalli.... still we follow more orthodox and manual stuffs in Construction area...

By the way how you took the pictures (by any mobile camera or Digital camera, because quality is so good....


regards
vijay

Lenny B said...

I am surprised there are not more mobile mixers shown in India. They manufacture many of the worlds machinery for construction. I bought a mixer about 2 years ago and it was made in Italy. It has been working great and I like the Imer brand name. I got it from:

http://www.ishopconcrete.com/brand/imer