Ahmedabad: The JSW School of Public Policy (JSW-SPP) at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) launched its Public Talk Series titled ‘India 2031: The Decade of Transformation’ at the IIMA Campus on Thursday.
Delivering the keynote address, Rajiv Mehrishi, Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India, spoke about policy reforms that can add value to India’s growth as a developing economy. His address focused on primary education and health, the two specific areas that need more public policy debates and conversations.
The address was followed by a panel discussion between Mehrishi, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, KP Krishnan, IEPF Chair Professor in Regulatory Economics at NCAER, and Parameswaran Iyer, Professor of Management Practice, IIMA. The discussion centred on measures that can contribute to the public policy landscape and how reforms can expedite its journey towards becoming the third-largest economy in the world in the next decade.
Dr. Krishnan spoke about economic reforms, specifically on enforcement of contracts and ease of doing business by circulating capital back into the economy. He highlighted how technological interventions redefined the equities markets in India in the last two decades and also mentioned that similar reforms need to be undertaken in the debt markets in India to bring about a change.
Professor Iyer spoke about the role district administrative machinery can play to bring about a positive change.
Delivering the inaugural lecture for the series, the NITI Aayog CEO spoke about the path India must take to achieve public policy priorities that can result in holistic and inclusive growth. He said five key areas such as improving outcomes in education, health, and nutrition, promoting sunrise sectors such as AI and Data Science, scientific urbanisation, technological advancement and shifting to sustainable sources of energy such as green Hydrogen can contribute to India’s growth in the years to come.