Jalandhar May 28 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Department of Economics of PCM S.D.College for Women, Jalandhar organised a Group Discussion on the topic ‘Economic Advancement after India’s Independence’ to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. Students of MBEIT semester 2 & 4 and B.Sc. (Economics) Semester VI participated in the discussion. They held mixed opinions regarding economic advancement in the country after independence. Some argued that the country had made considerable progress in terms of GDP growth and the size of the economy.
However, some were not convinced with this thought and said that the country has not yet been able to solve various economic issues like poverty, unemployment, corruption, etc. These have acted as hurdles in the way of fast growth and development in the country. They also commented that the country lacks a strong industrial base, without which it cannot realise its true economic potential. In the end, it was concluded that though the economy of the country has come a long way since independence, it has failed to utilise its physical and human resources to the fullest.
It can achieve higher economic goals in future if problems like poverty, unemployment and corruption are dealt with properly and a strong industrial base is developed.The honourable members of the Managing Committee and the worthy Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Pooja Prashar praised the Department of Economics for organizing such activities which provide a platform to the students to not only communicate their opinions, but also to assert them effectively and confidently.