An Agenda for India's Growth
Since 1991, P. Chidambaram has been deeply involved with the economic reforms that have changed India for the better. He firmly believes that economic freedom is linked not just to higher growth, more jobs and larger incomes, but has undeniable connections to political freedom, empowerment, transparency and good governance. This book is as much a tribute to Chidambaram’s eloquent advocacy of economic freedom-and the courage he displayed in implementing it-as about setting the agenda for country’s next wave of reforms.
The authors of the essays in this volume are accomplished experts in their respective spheres. Together, they cover a wide range of issues: fiscal and monetary policies, strengthening financial inclusion, revitalising agriculture, buoying stock markets, policy on natural resources, external trade reforms, urban infrastructure renewal and security aspects of growth. The volume not only offers perceptive analyses on these topics but also charts out the clear roadmap for a growth-oriented, caring and compassionate agenda for the country’s future.
About the Editor/Contributors
- Reforms: Past, Present and Future
- Policies for Strong Inclusive Growth
- Rejigging the Elephant Dance
- Financial Inclusion: An Insider’s View
- Urbanisation and India’s Economic Development
- Goods and Services Tax: Challenges of Ensuring an Acceptable Structure
- Banking for the Last Mile
- Security: What Chidambaram Changed?
- Sameer Kochhar and Gursharan Dhanjal
- India: From Value Added Tax (VAT) to Goods and Services Tax (GST)
- Second Decade of Securities Market Reforms: An Evaluation
- 12. Indian Exchanges at Crossroads
- An Agenda for Nine Per cent Growth
- Agriculture Growth in India: The Hope and Despair Syndrome
- Reformer by Instinct and Choice