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Can India achieve a double digit growth rate and can sustain it?

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Started: 6/7/2015 Category: Economics
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aps95

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Yes, i think India can achieve this landmark. If this Modi govt. sustains and is able to work out reforms in socio-economic sector, easing the businesses and investment in India then the landmark is not a big deal for India to achieve. The current foreign policy is spectacular and the kind of imaging is done by Modi govt. of brand India is amazing. Also various reforms such as Jan-Dhan Yojana, Swacch Bharat Andolan etc. help people to develop a clean atmosphere. The Make In India campaign is working good and current inflow of foreign money into India is worth seeing. Modi government's encouragement to science sector, IT sector and encouraging entrepreneurship is commendable. Seeing Modi's one year work, it seems double digit growth mark is not too far for Indian economy to achieve.
Elord

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Sustain is defined as to support.
http://dictionary.reference.com...

Now regardless of all of Pro's argument, he has forgotten one important factor: water. There is no way any country can grow and sustain itself without water. India has had a water shortage and this entire website gives you a better idea. As the website states, "In addition, rapid growth in India's urban areas has stretched government solutions, which have been compromised by over-privatization."
Also the Himalayas which feed all of India's river has the interest of China. China is planning on diverting the water and using the glaciers for their own use. The two countries might even get violent over it! The two fastest and largest developing nations fighting over the most precious water source is not going to make India more sustainable or benefit its economy. (Well building tanks can actually help it but not sustainably-wise and this would only be if they won these conflicts.)
http://oilprice.com...
http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com...

tl:dr India doesn't have much and needs water. These socio-economic points are irrelevant.
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