Get Over the Growth Fetish

By Ashish Kothari on July 18, 2014 in Perspectives

Hundreds of successful initiatives located all over the country have directly aimed at enhancing livelihoods, regenerating natural resources (the most important ‘infrastructure’ of 800 million people in India), using existing or building-up new skills for local production, linking this to local (and a few distant) markets, and empowering people to take control over their lives and fighting social or economic injustice. None of these used ‘growth’ as a mantra.

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First Published by The Hindu Business Line dt. 7th July 2014

Story Tags: Economic Growth, empowerment, collective power, decentralisation


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