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India - 1991 Country economic memorandum (Vol. 2) : Agriculture : challenges and opportunities (English)

After a review of the economic and policy developments that preceded various economic crisis in India, this report analyzes the measures introduced by the Government. Next, it emphasizes that while the impressive steps taken in the last two months have set in motion fundamental structural changes, the economic policy agenda remains formidable. Major policy reforms remain to be implemented to: (i) reduce public expenditures and increase their returns to the economy; (ii) reform the tax system with a view to reducing its dependence on trade taxes; (iii) liberalize the trade regime which is at present the single biggest obstacle to international competitiveness and higher growth in India; (iv) complete the process of industrial deregulation that begun in July 1991; (v) increase the efficiency of the financial sector; and (vi) restructure public enterprises with a view to increase their efficiency. Finally, the report highlights that substantial donors' support will be essential if these reforms are to succeed.

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India - 1991 Country economic memorandum (Vol. 2) : Agriculture : challenges and opportunities (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/743621468042557493/Agriculture-challenges-and-opportunities