India 2020: A Vision For The New Millennium
This reads too much like a bureaucratic/corporate vision document.
It goes through the routine: of the necessity for developing core competencies, technology vision, comparing with a few competitors, and so on.
However, a quick summary:
The vision is to convert India into a ‘developed nation’ by 2020, this being defined as an India that will be one of the five biggest economic powers, self–reliant in energy and food security.
To this end, we are told that the primary focus ...more
This book was strongly urged upon me by the bookshop owner, normally averse to dense political writing, especially Indian, I was persuaded that this was a succinct overview of India's plans for a "bright" future. When I opened it, I discovered some surprising truths about India today.
India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Unique amongst global heads of state, The President of India, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, is one of India's most distinguished scient ...more
Written in 1998, it envisions a future we should aim at in 2020. I read it in 2014 and am still wondering are we on the right track to the goal we aimed at many years back?
A little ...more
Dr. Kalam has beautifully sensationally and point wise shown how we can achieve our goal of 2020 Developed India , only if this were used and read and utilized !
Chemicals Industries and Our Biological Wealth (5) Manufacturing for the Future (6) Services as People's Wealth (7) Strategic Industries (8) Health Care for All (9) The Enabling Infrastructure
Realizing the Vision. This information is in the form of achievable goals. The report is based on Government o ...more
Table of Contents
1. Can India Become a Developed Country? 10
2. What other countries Envision for Themselves 31
3. Evoultion of Technology Vision 2020 49
4. Food, Agriculture and Processing 61
5. Materials and the Future 83
6. Chemicals Industries and Our Biological Wealth 110
7. Manufacturing for the future 129
8. Services As People's Wealth 143
9. Strategic Industries 170
10. Health Care for All 196
11. The Enabling Infrastructure 217
12. Realizing the Vision 240 Afterword 250 Appendix 264
References andf ...more
(b) Overtly optimistic about India's chances - objectively it is very difficult to digest.
(c) Has clearly highlighted the reasons for India's slow growth, including bureaucratic laziness and apathy, yet chooses to not give them much weight in his overall vision for India.