The states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Pujnab are slated to go into state assembly elections in 2017. Given the current crucial time of a global economic turmoil, the expectations from the new governments are also immense. While population-wise Uttar Pradesh is the largest state in India and Punjab has its own importance being the traditional agricultural base, Uttarakhand has made strides particularly in the areas of highways and road development, power generation, industrial development, and education.
The new governments in all these three states have their jobs cut out. In this era of slowed down growth, the need of the hour is to ensure a balanced growth across industry, agriculture and services. Moreover, this growth needs to be inclusive both socially and financially, and most importantly this growth has to produce enough employment opportunities for the most number of people in the society. Infrastructure development will obviously play an important role but social welfare measures and human development will also form an integral part of such growth strategy.
On behalf of ASSOCHAM, Thought Arbitrage Research Institute (TARI) shall prepare three separate agenda documents containing well-defined points which ought to be on the future agenda of these governments.
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