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Economic history of India and Licence Raj Indian economic policy after independence was influenced by the colonial experience which was seen by Indian leaders as exploitative in nature and by those leaders' exposure to Fabian socialism. Policy tended towards protectionismwith a strong emphasis on import substitution industrialization under state monitoring, state intervention at the micro level in all businesses especially in labour and financial markets, a large public sector, business regulation, and central planning.
Steel, mining, machine tools, water, telecommunications, insurance, and electrical plants, among other industries, were effectively nationalised in the mids.
The Indian currency, the rupeewas inconvertible and high tariffs and import licensing prevented foreign goods reaching the market. The labyrinthine bureaucracy often led to absurd restrictions—up to 80 agencies had to be satisfied before a firm could be granted a licence to produce and the state would decide what was produced, how much, at what price and what sources of capital were used.
The government also prevented firms from laying off workers or closing factories. The central pillar of the policy was import substitutionthe belief that India needed to rely on internal markets for development, not international trade—a belief generated by a mixture of socialism and the experience of colonial exploitation.
Planning and the state, rather than markets, would determine how much investment was needed in which sectors.
The first attempt was reversed in Thereafter, a stronger version of socialism was adopted. The second major attempt was in by prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The process came to a halt inthough a style reversal did not take place. The government slightly reduced Licence Raj and also promoted the growth of the telecommunications and software industries. Licence owners built up huge powerful empires. State-owned enterprises made large losses.
Narasimha Rao and his then-Finance Minister Dr. India started having balance of payments problems sinceand by the end ofthe state of India was in a serious economic crisis. Most of the economic reforms were forced upon India as a part of the IMF bailout.
In return for an IMF bailout, gold was transferred to London as collateral, the rupee devalued and economic reforms were forced upon India. That low point was the catalyst required to transform the economy through badly needed reforms to unshackle the economy.
Controls started to be dismantled, tariffs, duties and taxes progressively lowered, state monopolies broken, the economy was opened to trade and investment, private sector enterprise and competition were encouraged and globalisation was slowly embraced.
The reforms process continues today and is accepted by all political parties, but the speed is often held hostage by coalition politics and vested interests. The reforms did away with the Licence Rajreduced tariffs and interest rates and ended many public monopolies, allowing automatic approval of foreign direct investment in many sectors.
The loan was meant primarily to support the government's program of stabilization and economic reform. This specified deregulation, increased foreign direct investment, liberalization of the trade regime, reforming domestic interest rates, strengthening capital markets stock exchangesand initiating public enterprise reform selling off public enterprises.
The Bharatiya Janata Party BJP — Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration surprised many by continuing reforms, when it was at the helm of affairs of India for six years, from —99 and from — The United Front government attempted a progressive budget that encouraged reforms, but the Asian financial crisis and political instability created economic stagnation.
But due to pressure from fellow coalition parties and the opposition, the decision was rolled back. However, it was approved in December It effectively ended the Indian central government's monopoly over the mining of coal, which existed since nationalization in through socialist controls.
It has opened up the path for private, foreign investments in the sector, since Indian arms of foreign companies are entitled to bid for coal blocks and licences, as well as for commercial mining of coal. This could result in billions of dollars investments by domestic and foreign miners.
The move is also beneficial to the state-owned Coal India Limited, which may now get the elbow room to bring in some much needed technology and best practices, while opening up prospects of a better future for millions of mine workers.
The Code creates time-bound processes for insolvency resolution of companies and individuals. These processes will be completed within days.
If insolvency cannot be resolved, the assets of the borrowers may be sold to repay creditors. This law drastically eases the process of doing business, according to experts and is considered by many to be the second most important reform in India since next to the proposed GST.
This came years after the previous government attempted and failed to push through the same reform and 17 years after the legislation was proposed under the first BJP-led NDA Government under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's administration in Touted to be India's biggest tax reform in 70 years of independence and the most important overall reform in terms of ease of doing business since GST replaces a slew of indirect taxes with a unified tax structure and is therefore set to dramatically reshape the country's 2.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.First, Doing Business selects the economies that reformed in 3 or more of the Doing Business topics.
Second, it ranks these economies on Second, it ranks these economies on the increase in rank on the ease of doing business from the previous year. The economic liberalisation in India refers to the changes and reforms, initiated in , of the country's economic policies, with the goal of making the economy more market- and service-oriented, and expanding the role of private and foreign investment.
The World Bank’s Doing Business report puts India at th of countries in the ease of doing business in the country.
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