Economic growth with social inclusion imperative: Montek

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Targets, programmes and policies pertaining to economic growth is what people should look for in public debates of political parties, rather than rating their slogans alone, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of the erstwhile Planning Commission of India, said on Friday.

Social inclusion through emphasis on education and health ought to be an essential component of economic growth. While utility of investment on education is a long-time prospect, the focus on health will reflect in a short-term benefit of stronger workforce that is required for achieving economic growth, Mr. Ahluwalia said.