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Education and Health

T.N. Srinivasan

in Eight Lectures on India's Economic Reforms

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9780195652826
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195652826.003.0005
Education and Health

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This chapter focuses on educational and health care reforms in India. It explains that while the education and health sectors have always been accorded very high priority in India, none of the plans and targets were achieved. Even the reforms initiated by Finance Minister Manmohan Singh in 1991 failed because of politically difficult decisions. This chapter describes the specific problems of education in India and argues that there is no doubt that since independence the government has not allocated adequate resources to education and health. Even the limited resources that were allocated were not efficiently and equitably spent. Reforms to remedy this double-failure are urgently needed.

Keywords: educational; health care; India; Manmohan Singh; reforms

Chapter.  3264 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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