‘Sabka vikas’ all the way: Progress in the new socio-economic milieu
The salubrious trends in social sector chronicle the success of Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission
To give effect to the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the underlying economic philosophy was of focusing on growth at the macro level and improving efficiency of government programmes at the micro level. The distinguishably recurring theme – of ‘process reforms’ – of the Economic Survey 2021-22 and the social welfare programmes discussed in chapter 10 thereby narrate the saga of India’s pioneering initiatives in this direction. The twin-pronged approach aims at enabling the economic growth necessary to generate resources for welfare programmes while reducing inequality in society – by means of well-targeted welfare schemes as well as a robust social infrastructure.