Arun M Kumar is co-editor of “Kerala’s Economy: Crouching Tiger, Sacred Cows.” This book is based on one of two conferences he helped convene in Trivandrum, in 2005 and 2007, along with Stanford University, on Kerala in the Global Economy. He is the author of a book of poetry, “Plain Truths”.
Kerala’s Economy: Crouching Tiger, Sacred Cows
Kerala has the opportunity to build on its favourable socioeconomic base to become an economic powerhouse that benefits its citizens. But to achieve such a vision, certain fundamentals need to be addressed, revitalized and reoriented 2014 education and infrastructure are prime among them. This book addresses the above-mentioned aspects that invite serious attention to accelerate the stateu 2019s economic Development. This book also identifies policy priorities including stream lining land acquisition for transport infrastructure, creating a u2018 single window u2019 for promoters as in the case of industrial enterprises, clear procedures at the state level for contract negotiation, risk allocation and dispute resolution.