Venue : Shri Ram College of Commerce (University of Delhi)
Date : 28th and 30th March 2014.
SUB THEME :
1. Sectoral imbalance: If we look at the sectoral disribution of workforce and GDP, the skewed distribution inherited from our colonial past seems to have widened with time. It stands today at all time high with productivity trends in agricultural sector continously sliding down in relation to the national average. The historically vitiated trend of bypassing any ‘industrial age’ continues unabated with manufacturing growth never able to sustain itself for any significant period. Now, there is a growing call from some economists that we should not even strive for industrialisation as the key to our growth lies in the services sector. The near complete neglect of agriculture, still providing livelihood to more than half of our workforce, and a fledging and volatile manufacturing sector growth have only reflected growing intensification…
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