Bjorn Lomborg

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Time for Indian states to pick best opportunities to compete globally


Free trade provides the greatest opportunity to improve human welfare.

India is transforming, thanks to its strong performance selling products and services around the globe. But what interventions, at a State level, can do the most to ensure Indian exports are globally competitive? Research by Amitendu Palit, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, provides answers.

In Andhra Pradesh, Palit looks at approaches that would align with the ongoing coastal economic development strategy, Sagarmala, and with the State’s strategy, which seeks to fully utilise the potential of having India’s longest coastline.