India's Economic Policy - Preparing for the Twenty-First Century
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India's Economic Policy - Preparing for the Twenty-First Century  (English, Paperback, Jalan Bimal)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
    • Genre: Business & Economics
    • ISBN: 9780140260069, 0140260064
    • Edition: 1st, 2000
    • Pages: 240
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    A lucid and brilliantly-argued book on India's recent economic reforms Nearly fifty years after independence, India remains a very poor country. It ranks near the bottom in terms of per capita income, and is similarly placed in the Human Develoent Index which measures social well-being. Economic growth in India has been less than half that of China or even other countries in Asia. And governments, at the Centre as well as in the states, are close to insolvency. The reason for our spectacular under achievement lies in the continuation of policies which had a certain validity as a response to the colonial experience, but which have long outlived their usefulness. The global economic scene has changed dramatically since they were formulated, and we must respond to the new realities. Bimal Jalan, the well known economist and present Governor of the RBI, in this lucid and well-argued book, makes a case for governments doing what they alone can best do, and less of what they cannot do effectively.

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    • 2000 October
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    • Bimal Jalan is one of Indias well-known economists. He was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1997 to 2003, demitting office on his nomination to the Upper House of Parliament by the President for distinguished service to the country. He has held several top positions in the ministries of finance and industry and in the Planning Commission. He was also Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and represented India on the boards of the IMF and the World Bank. He was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta and Cambridge and Oxford universities. His books include Indias Economic Crisis: The Way Ahead (1991), Indias Economic Policy: Preparing for the Twenty-first Century (1996), Indias Economy in the New Millennium (2002) and, as editor, The Indian Economy: Problems and Prospects (Revised edition, 2004).
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    Its a very good book written in simple language and beside telling flaws, it also pointed towards the solutions and giving background of things. Good to read despite being a economy related topic, easy to understand by non economist background. Good for any interview preparation and other discussion.
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