ISBN 9788132103097,India 2039 : An Affluent Society in One Generation

India 2039 : An Affluent Society in One Generation


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788132103097

ISBN-10 8132103092

Hard Back

Number of Pages 300 Pages
Language (English)


This book paints a bold and inspiring scenario of India becoming an affluent society by 2039, that is, within a generation from now. It makes a persuasive case as to why such a scenario could be plausible. Even more importantly, the book very appropriately and frankly assess the many hurdles ? political, social, policy and institutional ? that the country must overcome to realize this vision and lift millions of Indians from relative poverty today to enjoy the fruits of a modern and inclusive affluent society within 30 years or so. Its agenda of inter-generational issues is central to India avoiding the middle income trap that so many other countries have fallen into. However, India can successfully tackle this trap only by addressing, and addressing urgently and head on, the various facets of governance highlighted in the book. Features unique to this study - unlike other vertical studies that treat a topic in depth but on its own, this book tries to connect the dots between the key issues that could decide the future of Indian society - it has a longer 30-year perspective, with a corresponding emphasis on challenges that require long gestation to address - it offers a projection not of what will be but of what India?s potential is. Table of Contents Foreword HARUHIKO KURODA Preface Introduction: Determined Marathoner or Sporadic Sprinter? HARINDER S KOHLI I: INDIA?S PROMISE AND IMPERATIVES TO ACHIEVING IT India?s Promise: An Affluent Society in one Generation HOMI KHARAS Realizing the Potential: Avoiding the Middle Income Trap HOMI KHARAS Realizing the Potential: Managing Multiple Transformations Simultaneously HARINDER S KOHLI Realizing the Potential: Overarching Imperative?Improving Governance HARINDER S KOHLI II. MOVING TO A COHESIVE AND AFFLUENT SOCIETY Inequities and India?s Long-term Growth: Tackling Structural Inequities MICHAEL WALTON Urbanization and Public Services: Creating Functioning Cities for Sustaining Growth INDER SUD Environmental Quality of India?s Citizens: Meeting Needs and Expectations of a more Affluent Society HARINDER S KOHLI III: MOVING TO A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE ECONOMY Infrastructure for a Competitive Edge: Overcoming Bottlenecks and Keeping Pace with Exploding Demand HARINDER S KOHLI Global Competitiveness through Technology VINOD K GOEL and R A MASHELKAR Energy and Sustainability in Affluent India: Unleashing an Energy Revolution HOSSEIN RAZAVI IV: IMPROVING GOVERNANCE: Role of the State and Governance BIMAL JALAN Governance for a Modern Society: Combining Smarter Government, Decentralization and Accountability to People INDER SUD Governance and Administrative Reforms: Reforming the Public Administration and Civil Service C M VASUDEV, HARIHARAN RAMACHANDRAN, and VIVEK K AGNIHOTRI Notes