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Unit 6: Development Experience (1947-90) and Economic Reforms since 1991:                                          28 Periods
A brief introduction of the state of Indian economy on the eve of independence. Common goals of Five Year Plans.
Main features, problems and policies of agriculture (institutional aspects and new agricultural strategy, etc.), industry (industrial licensing, etc.) and foreign trade.
Economic Reforms since 1991:
Features and appraisals of liberalisation, globalisation and privatisation (LPG policy); Concepts of demonetization and GST
Unit 7: Current challenges facing Indian Economy                                                                                           60 Periods

Poverty– absolute and relative; Main programmes for poverty alleviation: A critical assessment;
Rural development: Key issues – credit and marketing – role of cooperatives; agricultural diversification; alternative farming – organic farming
Human Capital Formation: How people become resource; Role of human capital in economic development; Growth of Education Sector in India
Employment: Formal and informal growth; problems and policies.
Infrastructure: Meaning and Types  Case Studies: Energy and Health  Problems and Policies- A critical assessment;

Sustainable Economic Development: Meaning, Effects of Economic Development on Resources and Environment, including global warming.
Unit 8: Development Experience of India:                                                                                                            12 Periods
A comparison with neighbours India and Pakistan
India and China
Issues: growth, population, sectoral development and other Human Development Indicators.



Name of Chapters:
Ch-1 Indian Economy on the Eve of Independence.
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Ch-2 Indian Economy 1950-1990
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Ch-3 Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization: An Appraisal.
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Ch-4 Poverty
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Ch-5 Human Capital Formation in India
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Ch-6 Rural Development
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Ch-7 Employment: Growth, Informalization and Other Issues.
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Ch -8 Infrastructure
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Ch-9 Environment and Sustainable Development
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Ch-10 Comparative Development Experiences of India and its Neighbors.
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