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Industry and Infrastructure Development in India Since 1947

Anup Chatterjee (Author) K Narindar Jetli (Author)
Synopsis After 60 years of development efforts, India is presently one of world's fastest growing economics. In the last years, it has emerged as a global economic power, the leading outsourcing destination and a favourite of international investors. In India, the tilt towards economic liberalization started in 1985. When Government announced a series of measures aimed at deregulation and liberalization of industry. These measures, described as New Economic Policy, were followed by drastic change introduced by the 1991 Industrial Policy Statement of the Government.

By and large, Indian industry has upgraded technology and product quality to a significant degree and met the challenge of openness after being protected for so long. The Competition  Act, 2002 passed by the Parliament seeks to establish a pro-competitive legal framework, contain anti-competitive practices and abuses of dominance and yield better regulation of markets. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, enacted on June 16, 2006, provides the first-ever legal framework recognizing the concept of enterprise (comprising both manufacturing and services entities) and gives an investment-based definition to the three terms.

Similarly various initiatives have been taken for the development of infrastructure. India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCAL) was incorporated on January 5, 2006 to lend funds of longer term maturity, directly to the eligible projects to supplement other loans from banks and financial institutions. Electricity Act, 2003 recognize trading of power as a distinct and permits State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to allow open access in distribution of electricity in phases that would ultimately encourage efficiency and competition. Rajiv Gandhi Grammen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) was lunched by the Prime Minister on April 4, 2005. This scheme is for rural electricity infrastructure and household electrification.

On August 15, 2002, the Prime Minister approved an important initiative called National Rail Vikas Yojana to put India Railways on the path of fast track growth. The National Highways Development Project (NHDP) the large highway project ever undertaken by the countryis being implemented by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). New Telecom Policy (NTP), 1999 provides the basic framework for the future development and growth of the telecom sector in the country. Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 seeks to promote value addition component in exports, generate employment mobilize foreign exchange.

Part I of the book contains 10 chapters which trace development in different aspects of Industrialization during the post-Independence period and explain key reform measures undertaken for making India industry internationally competitive. Part II consists of 7 chapters which deal with various facets of Infrastructure development in India. Part III provides year-wise review of problems, policies and progress of industry and infrastructure in India, covering the period 1947-48 to 2008-09. Part IV consists of appendices which provide relevant material on different aspects of Indian industry and infrastructure. Part V contains glossary of terms related to industry/infrastructure.
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About the authors

Anup Chatterjee

Anup Chatterjee did his M.A. (Economics) from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. from Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, University of Delhi. Dr. Chatterjee has 15 years of teaching experience to post-graduate and undergraduate classes. He has been on the visiting faculty of Post-graduate Department of Business Economics, South Campus, University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, Fore School of Management, New Delhi, and National Institute of Financial Management (Ministry of Finance, Government of India), Faridabad (Haryana). He is also a resource person of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, for preparing reading material for both postgraduate and undergraduate students of economics. Dr. chatterjee is a life member of Indian Economics Association and Indian Association of Canadian Studies (IACS). He has been regularly participating and presenting papers in the conferences/seminars of these and other academic bodies. He has also published articles in Indian Journals of Canadian Studies. Presently, he is a Reader in the Department of Economics, A.R.S.D. College, University of Delhi.

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K Narindar Jetli

Mr. Jetli is currently associated with Jaquar & Co. Ltd. As General Manager (HRD & Administration). The contents of this publication also include a series of lectures delivered by him during training programmes of the company. A Post-graduate in English Literature and a university topper in journalism, K. Narindar Jetli's first published work was a collection of 50 poems, buds & Blossoms. He has written articles, plays and stories in Urdu and English in several publications including the Milap, Poona Daily News, and Mid-Day (Mumbai). In 2963, he joined the Indian Oil Corporation (after a stint with the Indian Railways) and worked in the marketing, sales, operations, public relations and aviation departments. In 1965, he became the first Indian to translate the American play, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, that ran four full-houses. E. Alkazi, the then Director of national School of Drama designed the sets and composed the music. In 1997, his second book of poems, Witherings, was published.

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Bibliographic information

Title Industry and Infrastructure Development in India Since 1947
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788177082036
length xxxiv+565p., Tables; Appendix; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; 25cm.