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Privatise, Compete, Manufacture To Make India Per-Capita Positive

India must open up services to foreign investment. Let the world bring in foreign direct investment to set up best educational, financial, digital, health and legal firms in the country

Delivering his “Tryst with Destiny” speech at the hour of India’s independence in 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru felt relieved that India’s “period of misfortune” had ended. Believing that India was ready to “discover herself again”, Nehru dreamt of the future bringing “freedom and opportunity to common man, to the peasants and workers of India; to fight and end poverty and ignorance and disease; to build up a prosperous, democratic and progressive nation”.