Sussex India Conference 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
“India – What Lies Ahead? Stakes and Opportunities”
India, home to 1.2 billion people, has travelled a long way since its independence. The journey, which is about seven decades old, has been enriching across all aspects of the ‘elephant economy’, as the country is metaphorically called. Starting from the Nehruvian era, to the period marked by the ‘Hindu growth rate’, the 1991 reforms, weathering of the 2008-financial crisis, to even being considered a ‘potential superpower’ by some, India’s timeline since 1947 clearly demonstrates how well it has matured and placed itself high on the global platform.
The story is still unravelling, as much needs to be done. The country still faces a wide range of pressing issues which continue to warrant significant attention from both, domestic and international community. Besides, changing economic and political matrix on the global front, coupled with emergence of ‘globalised’ problems such as climate change, has added a new dimension to the policies of all countries, including India. The changing times call for a constructive debate and exchange of ideas, which can contribute towards an inclusive policymaking and design, at both macro and micro levels.