1st Edition

Institutions and Public Policy for India’s Sustainable Development Perspectives on Governance, Technology, and Finance

Edited By Sukhpal Singh, Jyotsna Jha, A. Indira, A.V. Arun Kumar Copyright 2025
    290 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    Sustainable development has emerged as an overarching concern globally. Given the challenges of climate change, national economies, especially in the developing world, face unsustainable levels and patterns of growth and development. This volume looks at how India’s sustainable development has progressed through changes in its institutions and public policy discourse. It studies the three pillars of sustainability — technology, governance, and finance. The authors examine whether institutions have been able to work towards becoming inclusive and participatory in nature, and whether public policy is able to remain relevant and agile in a fast-changing world to ensure sustainable development.


    Written in honour of Professor Vinod Vyasulu, an erudite economist with wide-ranging interests, this volume will be of interest to academics and practitioners engaged with issues of development, policy, institutions, and technology in the fields of Economics, Sociology, Development Studies, Public Policy, and South Asian studies.

    Foreword by Ashwani Saith



    1.     Challenges of sustainable development in India: Understanding dilemmas, disconnects and mismatches

    A.Indira, A. V. Arunkumar, Jyotsna Jha and Sukhpal Singh


    2.     Meeting India’s Sustainable Development Challenges: A people- centred perspective


    Shobha Raghuram


    3.       Time Use Surveys and Valuation of Household Production: The Canvas Before India

    Bhargavi Ramamurthy


    4.     Methodological and Ethical Concerns in a Study on Effect of COVID-19 Vaccine among Health Care Workers in a Medical College of India

    Srijit Mishra


    5.     Efficiency's handmaiden: The use of ICTs in Development

    Bharath M. Palavalli, Sruthi Krishnan

    6.     Strengthening public sector governance in India

    Vijayalakshmi Vadivelu


    7.     Has farmers' access to credit improved over time? An analysis of NSSO data

    Meenakshi Rajeev and Pranav Nagendran


    8.     What Ails IBC Regime especially in relation to Individual Insolvency?: A Critical Assessment

    H.S. Shylendra


    9.     Institutional Interventions in Dairy Value Chains in India: A Case Study of the Impact of the Milk Cooperative Vis-à-Vis Informal Milk Market Channels on Farmers in Punjab

    Naresh Singla and Sukhpal Singh


    10.   Dullards, Drop-outs and Daughters: Examining Institutional Structures of Schooling in Andhra Pradesh

    Jyotsna Jha, Niveditha Menon, Neha Ghatak and Archana Purohit


    11.  Public Policy and Banking: An Unfinished Journey

    M S Sriram


    12.  The Political economy of Maps as Public Documents



    13.  MSMEs in India: A Techno Ecosystem approach

    A.V. Arunkumar and S. Gopiprasad


    14.  Financial Inclusion and Livelihood Security: A case study of Community Based organisation

    V. Veerashekharappa





    Sukhpal Singh is Professor and Former Chairperson, Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, Former Director General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) Chandigarh, and Former Professor and Head, Agricultural Economic Research Unit (AERU), Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi, India.

    Jyotsna Jha headed Bangalore, India, based Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, an independent public policy and finance think tank for 13 years between 2011 and 2023. Prior to this, she has worked with Commonwealth Secretariat, London, as an adviser for the Social Transformation Programmes Division for five years where she actively researched on issues related with equity in education, gender and HIV-AIDS, and engaged in evidence-based policy advocacy with member countries in all regions: Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

    A. Indira has over 30 years of varied experience as a researcher, teacher, trainer, consultant, and academics administrator. She received her M.A.(Economics) from Central University, Hyderabad, M.Tech (Management Studies) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru. 

    A.V. Arunkumar is Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Business at RV University, Bengaluru, India, and the Executive Director, Centre for Banking, Development and Financial Studies at the RV University.