Arun Maira | A 21st century Planning Commission
Indian democracy seems unaffected by the ponderous plans of the country's Planning Commission
How can we leave a better world for our grandchildren?" This rhetorical question is asked frequently in many countries. Consumer-driven societies and electoral democracies tend towards short-term satisfaction. Now many of them around the world are feeling the need for an institutionalized long-term planning process to direct their governance towards ensuring the common good of all citizens and the needs of the future.