Arun Maira | India’s Discordant Democrats | Mint

Innovation is the fuel that is needed for India’s economic growth. Now given this, does the fact that India is a democratic nation add up as an advantage or does democracy simply exist at a superficial level, thus strangulating innovation? Our Outstanding Speaker and Former Member of Planning Commission of India, Arun Maira explains what is required for India’s growth as a democratic nation. 

Stronger powers to the government (and leaders) to shut out people’s views and impose tough decisions on them is a retrograde habit. Human aspirations require innovations in processes of democratic governance. Let India lead in these. When we look for what we must seek, which is effective processes for systematic participation in collective decisions, we will find many good practices around the world, and in India too. Read more ( )



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