INDIA: VISION 2020
Every country needs a vision statement, which stirs the imagination and
motivates all segments of society to greater effort. It is an essential step in building a
political consensus on a broad national development strategy, which encompasses,
inter-alia, the role and responsibility of different agents in the economy, such as
Central, State and local government, the private corporate sector, the small and tiny
sector, people’s organizations etc. It must identify the potential risks and bottlenecks
in a focused manner. It is clear, therefore, that to meet these objectives, a vision
statement has to operate several levels of generality and specificity.
In order to address these issues, among others, the Planning Commission
constituted a Committee on “India: Vision 2020” in June 2000 under the
chairmanship of Dr S P Gupta, Member, Planning Commission.
THE COMMITTEE ON INDIA: VISION 2020
Dr. S P Gupta, Member, Planning Commission, New Delhi.
Dr R K Pachauri, Director, Tata Energy Research Institute, New Delhi.
Dr. R. Radhakrishna, Vice Chancellor, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam.
Dr. Panjab Singh, Director, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi.
Prof. Ashish Bose, Former Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
Prof. Pravin Visaria, Director, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
Shri K L Thapar, Director, Asian Institute of Transport Development, New
7. Dr. Padam Singh, Additional Director General, ICMR, New Delhi.
8. Prof. C P Ramaswamy, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
9. Shri K C Sivaramakrishnan, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
10. Dr. V A Pai Panandiker, Director, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
11. Shri. Jasjit Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis,
12. Prof. V R Panchmukhi, Director-General, Research and Information System
for the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries, New Delhi....