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Infrastructure, Involvement of Women Must For Rapid Growth: PM

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New Delhi: India needed some 20 years of rapid growth to emerge as a middle-income economy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, adding that infrastructure development and involvement of women remained the keys to achieving this goal.

"We have been reasonably successful in what we have achieved so far. But we must also remember that we are still a low income economy," the prime minister told a meeting of the National Development Council here to approve the 12th Five Year Plan.

"We need 20 years of rapid growth to bring it to middle-income level. The journey is long and requires hard work," he said at the Vigyan Bhavan convention centre.

"Better infrastructure is the best guarantee for rapid growth of the economy," he said. "There can be no meaningful development without the participation of half the population (comprising women), their security must be assured."

An extra-constitutional, non-statutory body, the council is the apex institution for decision-making in India, led by the prime minister, and includes cabinet ministers, the chief ministers of all states and representatives from union territories.

Source: IANS
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1: IS it good to forecast things and that to for next 20 years. Things are changing every year whether it is economic conditions, national security or international policies. giving a speech and predicting something for a longer period should be considered as imposing fact then looking for an opportunity. vision is good thing but without mission it will remain same it is on paper or in thoughts. empowering women is good and their contribution is also very important but if we will classify the progress by gender, region or caste & religion then it will be quite unfair on the humanitarian ground because general necessities of life are still unavailable for common people how can we talk about upliftment?
Posted by:deepak kanjani - 28 Dec, 2012