India’s jobs crisis & flaws in Gujarat model of development
In 2014, Narendra Modi promised to bring the Gujarat model of development to India. But the state's focus on megaprojects at the expense of SMEs hurt job creation, says a new book
Close relations between a robust business community and the state politicians, as well as the bureaucracy, crystallized at an early date in Gujarat. In fact, this is one of the states where the exceptionally developed sense of entrepreneurship of the locals resisted most effectively the Nehruvian system, with the help of politicians and bureaucrats.