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India 2050
A Roadmap to Sustainable Prosperity



© 2014 | 388 pages | SAGE India

Can India achieve a high-income status by 2050 when it celebrates the centenary of its Republic? 

Will the nation eliminate absolute poverty and improve its human development record? 

This book emphasizes the centrality of a trade-oriented services sector led by communication, business services, health, education, research, and innovations for achieving these growth targets. It also argues that inclusiveness, financial prudence, and low-carbon lifestyles are preconditions to long-term growth. 

India can achieve such prosperity neither through the socialistic policies of 1950–80 nor through the neo-liberalistic policies since 1980. It needs to, instead, follow a middle-path approach closer to the systems adopted by Germany and the Nordic countries. It is within this framework that India will devise its independent development paradigm rooted in its own traditions and realities.

 
 
 
Foreword Ambassador Shyam Saran
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
Ending International Income Apartheid in the 21st Century
 
India’s Growth Story: A Basis for Confidence but in Need of Course Correction
 
A New Paradigm for Sustainable Prosperity
 
Growth Prospects: Downside Scenario and Preferred Scenario
 
Export-oriented Knowledge Economy for Sustainable Economic Prosperity
 
Ensuring Social Sustainability of Prosperity
 
Financially Sustainable Resource Mobilization
 
Making Prosperity Ecologically Sustainable
 
Toward Decentralized Knowledge-Centric Cities in Prosperous India 2050
 
Getting the Government do Its Duty of Providing Public Goods
 
Some Overarching Themes
 
India at Crossroads
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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Ramgopal Agarwala

Dr Ramgopal Agarwala is Chairman of Pahle India Foundation, New Delhi. Dr Agarwala graduated from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, and was a gold medalist in MA Economics. He did his PhD in Econometrics from Manchester University. His thesis was later published in the form of a book An Econometric Model of India that became a staple read in Indian universities. He joined the World Bank in 1971 and worked at various senior positions across several countries in Asia and Africa, including Bangladesh, Kenya, Botswana, the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and China. He retired from the World Bank after serving as the Chief of the... More About Author

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