Did you know that a group consisting of academics, corporate executives, successful entrepreneurs and other committed individuals is working for Kerala’s great leap forward? It is called Kerala Global Support Network (KGSN). These powerful people who are either of Kerala origin or are friends of Kerala are on an endeavor to bring about the State’s development. I heard about it from K.O. Isaac who is the CMD of ABL Biotechnologies Ltd.
Isaac also gave me a copy of a book, Kerala’s Economy: Crouching Tiger, Sacred Cows, which he had picked up at a meeting of KGSN in
The book is an impressive collection of articles by eminent persons. It is edited by Sunil Mani, Planning Commission Chair Professor in Development Economics, Centre for Development Studies, Thirupanamthapuram,
In the introduction, Arun M. Kumar strikes the right note by stating that the outlook for Kerala is positive and progressive. There are ten other well-studied presentations on economic reforms, service-led growth of Kerala, enabling environment, augmenting transport infrastructure, info-communications, electricity sector, elementary schooling, higher education, and case studies of successful entrepreneurship. The last article on the outlook for Kerala in the global economy concludes with the dogma that pragmatic action should replace ideological rhetoric.
The cover, which depicts ‘Global Migration’ by K.S. Radhakrishnan, is designed by O.P. Jayakumar.
The book is published by DC Books,
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