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Indian economy pre-1991 reforms with globalization

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describing the Indian economy pre-1991 with rules and regulation implemented by Nehru.
Concept of GLOBALIZATION TOO HAS BEEN EXPLAINED.

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Indian economy pre-1991 reforms with globalization

  1. 1. Pre-1990 Indian Economy
  2. 2. India : The Beginning Pre Colonial : Refers to the economic history of India since Indus Valley Civilization to 1700 AD. During Indus Valley Civilization Indian economy was very well developed. India had very good trade relations with other parts of world, which is evident from the coins of various civilizations found at the site of Indus valley. Before the advent of East India Company, each village in India was a self sufficient entity. Each village was economically independent.
  3. 3. British Invasion The arrival of East India Company in India ruined the Indian economy. During this phase India's share of world income declined from 22.3% in 1700 AD to 3.8% in 1952. Two-way depletion of resources. British bought raw materials from India at cheaper rates. Then, the finished goods were sold at high price in Indian markets.
  4. 4. Indian economy after independence Indian economy was influenced by the colonial experience, which was seen by Indian leaders as exploitative. Domestic policy tended towards protectionism, with a strong emphasis on import substitution, industrialization, economic interventionism, a large public sector, business regulation and central planning, while trade and foreign investment policies were relatively liberal.
  5. 5. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, along with the statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, formulated and oversaw economic policy during the initial years of the country's existence. First five year plan for the development of Indian economy came into implementation in 1952. The rate of growth of the Indian economy in the first three decades after independence was derisively referred to as the Hindu rate of growth by communists.
  6. 6. Since 1965, the use of high-yielding varieties of seeds, increased fertilisers and improved irrigation facilities collectively contributed to the Green Revolution in India, which improved the condition of agriculture by increasing crop productivity, improving crop patterns and strengthening forward and backward linkages between agriculture and industry.
  7. 7. Economic Policy Socialist Policy Concentration and emphasis on heavy industries and subsidizing manual, low-skill cottage industries Tough Controls for private sector License Raj Refusal to change policy with changing time India followed the same policy over the years and this degraded India’s situation in the world even more
  8. 8. 1990s : India & Globalization Socialism to
  9. 9. India first felt Globalization in the 1990s when Dr Manmohan Singh, then finance minister under the government of P V Narsimha Rao, initiated the economic liberalization plan. Before the 1990s, India’s economy focused on equity over growth. In 1991, India began liberalizing its economy by decreasing government control over many domestic industries and increasing its openness to the rest of the world. Combined, these actions sought to increase competitiveness and encourage innovation.
  10. 10. Major Reforms Trade liberalization Financial Liberalization Opening up to Privatization Tax reforms Inflation control measures Opening up to foreign investments Reinforced focus on Agricultural Development
  11. 11. Need for Reforms Govt not being able to repay debts The biggest reason : Unsustainable govt expenditure Foreign exchange reserves had hit the bottom. Uncontrolled Inflation Continual expenditure on development programmes of the government did not generate additional revenue, thus government had to overshoot its revenue to meet problems like unemployment, poverty and population explosion. Tax revenues insufficient Exports not enough to pay for growing imports
  12. 12. Reasons for Globalization To resolve revenue crisis, India took a loan of $7 billion from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In leau of the loan, they expected India to liberalise and open up the economy by Removing restrictions on the private sector Reduce the role of the government in many areas Remove trade restrictions. India agreed to the conditions and announced the New Economic Policy (NEP).
  13. 13. Devaluation: Announcement of the devaluation of Indian currency by 18-19 percent against major currencies in the international foreign exchange market. Disinvestment : Under the privatization scheme, most of the public sector undertakings have been/ are being sold to private sector India’s major steps towards Globalization
  14. 14. THANK YOU! Any Questions?? Group Members : Seencha Bhutia, Shivani Sharma, Srimoyee Dasgupta & Yasmin Hussain

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