Two questions are being asked with increasing frequency both in India and around the world. Is our pattern of economic growth sustainable? And, is our pattern of growth fair? It is clear that a new approach is required for human development and societal progress. If the prevalent “theories-in-use” to define progress, manage development, and govern societies continue, the risks to the environment and to social harmony are very large.
The 12th Plan and Scenarios for India
Planning in India was required to be a participative process, with inputs from the people. However, each five-year plan seemed to drift further away from the language and concerns of people into the realms of economic numbers and financial budgets. Therefore, it has become necessary to adjust the method of planning, to connect planners more strongly with people. Read More