Educated, sustainable corruption-free India is peoples’ dream :CII

March 26th, 2009 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Boston Consulting Group Thursday launched a report to highlight what Indians want the country to be by 2022 - fully educated, with proper infrastructure, sustainable development, innovation and a corruption-free system.
The “India@75: The People’s Agenda” programme was commissioned to involve people across the country in visioning how India could be after 75 years of independence, said management guru C.K. Prahalad, the inspiration behind the initiative.

“India@75 is an election manifesto. If our politicians want to know what the people want, they should look to what India@75 has unearthed,” Prahalad said.

The programme involved interviewing 6,000 people across regions, socio-economic classes, age groups, occupations, genders and religions. “Unlike any vision document that has come before, this was written by the people of India and every one of their voices is captured in the document,” CII said in a statement.

“Across the country, people had strong aspirations of what they wanted for India at 75. The five aspirations that cut across all geographies and people are education, infrastructure, sustainable development, innovation and a corruption-free system,” said CII India@75 Mission chairman Gopal Srinivasan.

Added CII director general Chandrajit Banerjee: “In fact, India@75 can show us how we can take advantage of this economic situation. Everyone sees India becoming a global leader, and perhaps this crisis is just an opportunity.”

“Crises will come and go. Only a shared aspiration like India@75 can keep us on track and point to the things that we have to get done no matter what,” said James Abraham, senior partner and director at Boston Consulting.

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