India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (published 1998 ISBN 0-670-88271-2) is a book, written by late former President of IndiaA P J Abdul Kalam, before his tenure as the President, and Mr. Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan.
The book examines in depth the weakness and the strength of India, and offers a vision of how India can emerge to be among the world's first four economic powers by 2020. The Vision is dedicated to a young girl whom Kalam met and asked her "what was your dream" for which the young girl replied "I want to live in a developed India."
In his book India 2020 Kalam strongly advocates an action plan to develop India into a strong nation by the year 2020. He regards his nation as a knowledge superpower and developed nation.
Dr. Kalam has given a brief about the ways to develop India by 2020. He has set up a target for all the youth in India on how to make India developed by 2020.
Kalam has also said that it should be the dream of all citizens to see India a developed country, only then the dream would come true.
This book has been translated into multiple languages.
India will be developed only when the team is in struggle and the captain has to lead the team in front. When a team achieves the victory he must be behind the team.
It also focuses on the ways India can go ahead in technology, development and more. The book describes the present and future scenario in India and developed country. It compares the various statistical data and explains how India can improve it.
The book has about 300 pages which are divided into 12 chapters.
- Can India Become a Developed Country?
- What other countries Envision for Themselves
- Evolution of Technology Vision 2020
- Food, Agriculture and Processing
- Chemicals Industries and Our Biological Wealth
- Manufacturing for the Future
- Services as People's Wealth
- Strategic Industries
- Health Care for All.
- The Enabling Infrastructure
- Realizing the Vision
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A developed India by 2020, or even earlier, is not a dream.It need not be a mere vision in the minds of many Indians.It is a mission we can all take up and succeed.
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Kalam's India Vision 2020
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In India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, our most distinguished scientist, and close associate Y.S. Rajan examine India's strengths—and weaknesses—to offer a vision of how India can be among the world's first five economic powers in the year 2020. They cite growth rates and develoent trends to show that the goal is not an unrealistic one. PastIn India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, our most distinguished scientist, and close associate Y.S. Rajan examine India's strengths—and weaknesses—to offer a vision of how India can be among the world's first five economic powers in the year 2020. They cite growth rates and develoent trends to show that the goal is not an unrealistic one. Past successes, too, bear them out. For example, we were able to launch the green revolution at a time when experts had all but given up on India ever becoming self-sufficient in food. Similarly, in the field of space technology we started from scratch to have today a system of satellite-based communication linking remote regions of the country. The same sense of purpose can lead us to success in many other areas crucial to achieving the goal of a prosperous, strong nation, assert Kalam and Rajan....more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published 1998 by New York: Viking