| Agriculture and rural development in the 1990s and beyond: redesigning the chemistry between state and institutions of development (1992) |
|III. State as a player|
As a player in the field of development, the Indian state has been continually detracted by scholarly discourses of socialism here and of free market there. In the process, it got its priorities mixed up and ended up doing bad jobs where it ought not to have been in the first place. We choose four roles the Indian state has consistently mal-performed. The first two, it could have largely done without; but not the other two, where state as a player will have to do better.