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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised economic growth and good times ahead for India, but faces many challenges. Jane Dempster/AAP

Speaking with: Anthony D'Costa on the challenges facing India’s economy

Speaking with Anthony D'Costa on the challenges facing India’s economy.
With about half of its population under the age of 25, how will India create enough jobs to cater for the millions of young people entering its workforce?
Some have accused Narendra Modi of leading a ‘directionless’ government, but his focus has been on tackling some of India’s biggest pain points. Harish Tyagi/EPA/AAP

Critics of Modi’s first year forget the legacy he faced

Given the legacy issues Modi had to take on, his first year in office stands up to criticism.
The main strategy of Modi’s economic advisers in the first year has been to treat the Indian economy as the proverbial elephant in the room. Xing Zhe CHINA OUT/EPA/AAP

No, India isn’t outpacing China, and other Modi myths

Mindful of the short attention span of voters, Modi's economic advisers have been careful to avoid selling economic policy as the answer to India's problems.
If achieved, the huge task of cleaning up India will significantly contribute to improving public health. Piyal Adhilary/EPA/AAP

Modi’s health agenda fit to walk not run

India's Modi-led progress on sanitation, rivers and life insurance is overshadowed by the need for a professionally staffed public health service.
Modi’s visible international engagement has been as much for domestic as international consumption. Yonhap South Korea Out/EPA/AAP

Modi the statesman must now sell domestic reform

Modi's first year in office saw him visit 19 countries, spending 52 days abroad. But his energy shown overseas has not been matched by the requisite zeal for domestic economic reform.
With Modi at its heart, discussion about India’s development remains overly simplistic. Gopal Shetty/Newzulu/AAP

India’s development debate must move beyond Modi

One year on from his swearing in, Modi's "more governance, less government" mantra is coming unstuck, and simplistic public debates are not helping.

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