India’s economy has been on an upward growth trajectory in recent years, helping to reduce poverty and increase standards of living, particularly for workers in the technology sector and other booming industries.
The government has eased restrictions on foreign investment, but while this move has benefited Indian business owners and investors, it has done little to close the gaps between classes in India, and investment in basic services such as public health and sanitation infrastructure remains lacking. India faces challenges social development at the same moment as it is poised to expand its economic influence on the world stage.
Through research, teaching, and outreach, the India Initiative is exploring India’s concurrent economic narratives of growth and poverty.
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