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.
In order to expand economic growth, successive Indian governments have eased restrictions on foreign investment and promoted entrepreneurship, skills development, and employment—especially for women and young people. As India stands poised to expand its economic influence on the world stage, it simultaneously faces challenges to social development and the need for expansion in investment in civil services and basic infrastructure.
Through research, teaching, and outreach, the initiative explored India’s concurrent economic narratives of growth and poverty.
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