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Can Modi make the elephant dance? Bertelsmann Asia Policy Brief, February 2017

Nair, Murali (2017) Can Modi make the elephant dance? Bertelsmann Asia Policy Brief, February 2017. [Policy Paper]

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    Narendra Modi captured India’s imagination by promising rapid economic and social development and won the 2014 elections hands down. His commendable plan to transform India’s welfare system and bring in sustainable development through radical market-driven reforms is, however, challenged by infrastructure bottlenecks and the realities of rural India. In this issue of the Asia Policy Brief, Murali Nair, Senior Project Manager in the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Germany and Asia Program, looks at the social policies of the Modi government. He argues that the reality of non-urban India lacking basic infrastructure and human development, but still constituting more than half of India’s population is an acid test for Modi’s plan to make India leapfrog into the 21st century. For real social development to happen, basic social capital like education, health care and a responsive bureaucracy are prerequisites.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Asia-general > South Asia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Bertelsmann Stiftung/Foundation (Gutersloh, Germany) > Asia Policy Brief
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 15:20
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 16 Feb 2020 15:02

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