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Development In India: A Reality Check

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At the dawn of history, India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her successes, and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike, she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future? (Nehru, 1947 )
After more than sixty years of freedom, the country has successfully emerged as a large democratic system. India is considered today as one of the emerging economies of the world. The country has recorded higher levels of growth (of more than 7 per cent) in the last 10 years. India’s performance in terms of various social indicators has improved. Life expectancy at birth which was 32 years in (1950-51) has doubled to 66 years in 2010-11 . The male literacy rate has increased from 27% (1950-51) to 82% (2010-2011) . Similarly, the female literacy rate has increased from 9% (1950-51) to 65% (2010-2011) . The estimated population below the poverty line (prior to Tendulkar Committee report) has decreased by 49% (2004-05) . These are substantial achievements that the country has realized in the last six decades. However, if India is seen from a comparative perspective, the country lags behind several of its Asian counterparts in various indicators. The average annual growth rate of per capita GDP from (1961-2011) was 3.1% in India while that in China was 6.8%, in South Korea was 5.4% and in Thailand was 4.3% . The only countries that performed worst than India were Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. In terms of life expectancy at birth (2011), China, South Korea, Sri Lanka and even Bangaldesh outperformed India. The male literacy rate in India is lower than that of China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand. The female literacy rate is again low compared to the same set of countries. There are several such indicators in which India’s performance has been far below the required levels. Therefore, India may not have been very successful in achieving the broad objective of development and has a lot of challenges ahead. It is however hoped that the country prepares itself to accept these challenges with the same level of optimism as the then Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru envisioned after independence.
Development is the process of expanding the real freedoms that people enjoy . It should not be confused with economic growth. Development is a broad concept of which economic progress is only a part. As concluded in the Human Development Report, 1996, more economic growth not less will be needed as the world enters the 21st century. But, more attention should go to the structure and quality of that growth to ensure that it is directed towards human...

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