This brilliant compendium of 18 essays penned by thought leaders from critically important fields is a road map to an aatmanirbhar Bharat.
India’s rudderless globalization for over three decades created an influx of companies, who generated wealth for their own countries, while adding to India’s dependency on supplies from overseas. The pandemic exposed the acuteness of the situation and accentuated the weaponization of instruments of globalization, especially the international payment system and the supply of essential materials. This increase in domination by global powers forced many nations to lose faith in the idea of globalization. At this crucial juncture, came Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s clarion call—the AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.
From the Nehruvian era, where government controlled all important industrial activity, the licence raj era, where government decided who could do business and how much, to the Modi era, where all coercive controls have been dismantled to create true economic freedom, India is finally knocking at the doors of economic greatness.
This new vision for aatmanirbharta is radically different from Nehru’s and focusses on best practices to produce for the world, while developing domestic capabilities to minimize dependence on imports, through a mix of innovative measures such as production-linked incentive schemes; technology support by the government; an actionable framework to rebuild industries battered by low-priced foreign goods; and promoting self-employment in rural areas.
With a foreword from RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, this hugely significant book brings together a galaxy of experts from diverse domains, with the common intention of propelling India’s resurgence.
|Author:||Ashwani Mahajan (Editor)|
|Publisher:||Rupa Publications India|
|Number Of Pages:||256|
|Country Of Origin:||India|
|Release date:||1 October 2023|
Prof. Ashwani Mahajan, author, columnist and policy interventionist, national co-convenor of Swadeshi Jagran Manch, teaches economics at University of Delhi.
He is a multi-lingual and regularly writes columns in national as well as international publications. He has been successful in articulating the Indic model of economics and business. He has authored numerous research papers in multiple national as well as international journals defining various aspects of Swadeshinomics with empirical evidences. As a professor of economics, he has overseen many research scholars.
His policy interventions include withdrawal of controversial ordinance on land acquisition, FDI policy of the government especially retail trade and e-commerce, withdrawal of India from Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal.
For the last four decades, he is pushing the development model, which is more equitable for the last man in the society, and the economy, which empowers poorest of the poor to earn his livelihood with dignity and gives him equal opportunity to grow.