INDIA 2020: A Vision For The New Millennium

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Author Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam and Y S Rajan
ISBN 0-670-88271-2
Publisher Penguin India - 1998
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(Best selling book, paper back also available)
Many reprints since first published in 1998.
This book has been translated into Hindi, Marathi, Tamil,
Gujarati & Oriya. India 2020 is also available
in Kannada, Malayalam and Assamese.

India Vision 2020

An unique book which unfolds a vision for Developed India by 2020 using technologies triggering economic and social development. It is based on sophisticated technology forecasting and assessment methods including surveys conducted by TIFAC for about two years. This book is a condensed version written in a lucid style. It is still very good source book for a number of ideas for action and also for technological paths. It is also written in an inspiring style as witnessed by its continuing best seller status crossing more than 100,000 books. Also it has been translated in more than 10 Indian languages some of them crossing 100,000 by themselves.

Much of what is forecast in the book are coming true despite skepticism in the late nineties when the book came out. Book also contains a chapter as to what various groups, Industries, SME, NGO, MNC's, Individuals, PS's, Government, media and many others can do.


"...The book comes with an impressive title that prepares the reader for what the author is about is essay in this collection of papers... he has addressed crucial issues relating to key areas like economic policies, national security, science and technology, business, several case studies of Indian experiences, human resource development and other issues. The question still remains Can India become a developed nation by the year 2020?... The year, 2020, is not far away and time alone will tell. The book is worth reading."

- Book Review by THE HINDU,July 3, 2001

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