India 2018

The official agenda and projections for India foresee a steady average growth rate of 7% , a burgeoning middle class, the emergence of the world's largest skilled labour force, and a population larger than China's by 2018.What are the individual strengths and weaknesses of Indian policy, governance, economic planning, and civil society? Can these projections be fulfilled? Further, many ‘esoteric’, unpredictable and unquantifiable elements make up the Indian psyche. Will these uniquely Indian features impede or accelerate future growth and the country's efforts to tackle the very urgent issues of global warming and the eradication of poverty - globalizing India's greatest challenge?