The nation is gearing up for ‘Amrit Kaal @ 2047’, emphasizing opportunities for its citizens, particularly the youth, and prioritizing growth, job creation, and a robust macro-environment. The upcoming general elections in 2024 and the subsequent elected government will be pivotal in realizing this vision. Currently, the ruling BJP party is optimistic about their third term, especially following their recent victories in the state assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram, and Telangana.
As the road to 2024 begins, we need to look into development strategies adopted by past governments over the last two decades and where it is likely to go in the next 20 years. A comparative analysis of the ten years of the Modi-led NDA government (2014-15 to 2023-24) vis-à-vis the ten years of the UPA government under Manmohan Singh (2004-05 to 2013-14) could offer invaluable insights for the incoming administration.