WTO and India

Development Agenda for the 21st Century

By Vibha Mathur

After Independence in 1947, India followed, for about 30 years (1950-80), a development pattern which laid strong emphasis on centralised planning, government ownership of basic and key industries, excessive regulation and control of private enterprise, trade protectionism through tariff and non-tariff barriers and a cautious and selective approach towards foreign capital. It was a quota, permit and license regime all the way. The establishment of WTO in 1995 was the foremost achievement. This book explains the key reform measures undertaken in various sectors of the Indian economy since 1991 in the context of the establishment of WTO. It examines the rationale, contents, and impact of economic reforms and puts in perspective the emerging lessons for the future.

332 pages

Publication Date: 7/20/2005
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788177080995