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Indian Economic reforms since 1991, Class XII, CBSE


Introduction of Economic Reforms

Need for the Economic Reforms

Expectations of International Lenders

New Economic Policy, 1991

Elements of New Economic Policies: Liberalization

Elements of New Economic Policies: Privatization

Elements of New Economic Policies: Globalization

Arguments in the favour of Indian Economic Reforms

Arguments against the Indian Economic Reforms
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Indian Economic reforms since 1991, Class XII, CBSE

  1. 1. INDIAN ECONOMY CLASS XII CBSE Image by: Business-standard.com
  2. 2. Synopsis 1. Introduction of Economic Reforms 2. Need for the Economic Reforms 3. Expectations of International Lenders 4. New Economic Policy, 1991 5. Elements of New Economic Policies: Liberalization 6. Elements of New Economic Policies: Privatization 7. Elements of New Economic Policies: Globalization 8. Arguments in the favour of Indian Economic Reforms 9. Arguments against the Indian Economic Reforms Image by: Pinterest.com Image by: Sydney Rae
  3. 3. Introduction of Economic Reforms • In 1991, India faced crisis in their Balance of Payment which led to the introduction of economic reforms in the country. • Economic crisis comprised of India’s external debt where Indian Government was not able to make repayments on its borrowings from abroad. • Essential goods prices rose sharply. Image by: Pinterest.com Image by: Chritian Dubovan
  4. 4. Need for the Economic Reforms Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Fiscal Deficit: Due to rise in Government expenditures over Government receipts. Indian Government was borrowing from international financial institutions to pay for the imported goods like petroleum, in terms of dollars. • Continuous Increase In Government Spending: Indian government was fighting with problems problems like unemployment, poverty and India was not able to generate additional revenue from tax.
  5. 5. Need for the Economic Reforms Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Low Income Of Public Sector Undertakings: In the late 1980s, government expenditure began to exceed its revenue and it became unsustainable. • Price Rise: Many essential commodities became expensive. India’s import grew larger than its exports.
  6. 6. Need for the Economic Reforms Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Insufficient Foreign Exchange Reserves: India was not able to make payments to international lenders as no country was willing to lend to India. All of these reason made India to approach the World Bank and the IMF, to take a loan of $7billion to manage its crisis. Image by Quora.com
  7. 7. Expectations of International Lenders Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • The international agencies, the World Bank and the IMF had the following expectations from India: 1. India should liberalise. 2. India should open up its economy by removing restrictions on the private sector. 3. Government role should be reduced. 4. Removal of trade restrictions between India and other countries.
  8. 8. New Economic Policy, 1991 Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • New Economic Policy consisted of economic reforms where main aim was to create a more competitive environment in the economy with removal of entry barriers and growth of the firms. • New economic policy’s measures can be classified as: 1. Stabilisation measures: These are the short term measures to correct Balance of payment and bring inflation under control. 2. Structural Reforms measures: These are long term measures aimed at improving the efficiency of the economy by increasing international competitiveness and removing restrictions.
  9. 9. Elements of New Economic Policies: Liberalization Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Liberalisation was introduced to put an end to various restrictions and open up various sectors of the economy. Liberalisation includes the following measures: 1. Deregulation of Industrial Sector: It includes removal licensing system, Small scale industries goods were de-reserved, allowing market determination of prices. 2. Financial Sector Reforms: Role of RBI changed from regulator to facilitator, FIIs allowed to invest in Indian market, establishment of private sector banks, etc. Image by: bbamantra.com
  10. 10. Elements of New Economic Policies: Liberalization Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region 1. Tax Reforms: Reduction in direct and indirect taxes, simplification of tax paying method, introduction of GST. 2. Foreign Exchange Reforms: Devaluation of Rupee to encourage exports and discourage imports, flexible exchange rate system was introduced. 3. Trade and Investment Policy Reforms: Removal of quota restrictions on imports and exports, reduction in tariff rates, removal of licensing system for imports, removal of export duties.
  11. 11. Elements of New Economic Policies: Privatization Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Privatization means reducing the ownership or management of a government owned enterprise. It also implies removal of strict control over the private sector and giving them freedom to take necessary decisions. With new economic policy the following changes took place in the private sector: 1. Government companies got converted into private companies by change of ownership or by sale of public sector companies.
  12. 12. Elements of New Economic Policies: Privatization Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region 1. Disinvestment; which means privatisation of PSU’s by selling off part of the equity of PSUs to the public. This helped in improving the financial discipline and led to modernisation. 2. Private capital and managerial capabilities were used to improve PSUs performance. 3. Privatization helped in the inflow of FDI. 4. Greater autonomy was given to PSUs for taking managerial decisions. For example, Navratnas and Mini Ratnas.
  13. 13. Elements of New Economic Policies: Globalization Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Globalization is the outcome of the policies of liberalization and privatization, which are aimed at transforming the world towards greater interdependence and integration. • Globalization is a complex phenomenon which attempts to establish links in such a way that the happenings in India can be influenced by the events or the happenings in other countries. It is turning whole world into borderless. Image by: Jp Valery
  14. 14. Elements of New Economic Policies: Globalization Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Outsourcing is considered to be the most important outcome of globalization process, under which a company hires regular service from external sources like other countries, rather than doing it in the home country. • Most MNCs are outsourcing their services to India because these can be availed at a cheaper cost. For example, services like BPO, record keeping, teaching, etc. • Outsourcing is possible due to modern telecommunication links like internet, audio-visual data, etc. • India is the most preferred destination for global outsourcing because of low wages and availability of skilled manpower. Image by: Arlington Research
  15. 15. Arguments in the favour of Indian Economic Reforms Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • The GDP increased from 5.6% in 1980-91 to 8.2% in 2007-12. • The service sector grew to 10.6% in 2014-15. • The FDI & FII have increased from about 100 million USD in 1990-91 to 73.5 billion USD in 2014-15. • At present, India is the one of the largest foreign exchange reserve holder in the world. • Inflation level has reduced to 4.9% in 2015-16. • The BOP deficit has reduced to 152 million USD in 2016-17.
  16. 16. Arguments against the Indian Economic Reforms Image by: Pinterest.com Flemish Region • Insufficient employment opportunities besides the growth in GDP. • Reduction in investment in the agricultural sector causing slow growth in this sector. • Removal of fertilizers subsidies adversely affected the cost of production and the marginal farmers. • Increased in international competition faced by Indian producers. • Decrease in the demand of industrial products due to availability of cheaper imports. • India does not have access to developed countries markets because of high non- tariff barriers. • Loss to the government sector due to low sale value under disinvestment. • Due to Globalization there has been widened economic disparities among nations.
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