India 2020

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INDIA 2020

India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium (published 1998 ISBN 0-670-88271-2) is a book, written by former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam, before his tenure as the President, and Y. S. Rajan.


The book examines in depth the weakness and the strength of India, as a nation, and offers a vision of how India can emerge to be among the world's first four economic powers by 2020. The Book is dedicated to a young girl whom Kalam met and asked as "what is your dream" for which the young girl replied "I want to live in a developed India."

In his book India:2020 Kalam strongly advocates an action plan to develop India into a strong nation by the year 2020. He regards his nation as a knowledge superpower and developed nation. He regards his work India's nuclear weapons program as a way to assert India's place as a future superpower.

Kalam has given a brief about the ways to develop India by 2020. He has set up a target for all the youth in India on how to make India developed by 2020.

Kalam has also said that it should be the dream of all citizens to see India a developed country, only then the dream would come true.


The book's 300 pages are divided into 12 chapters.

  1. What Other Countries Envision for Themselves?
  2. Evolution of Technology Vision 2020
  3. Food, Agriculture and Processing
  4. Materials and the Future
  5. Chemical Wealth
  6. Chemical Industries and our Biological Health
  7. Manufacturing for the Future
  8. Services As People's Wealth
  9. Strategic Industries
  10. Health Care for All
  11. The Enabling Infrastructure
  12. Realizing the Vision


"A developed India by 2020, or even earlier, is not a dream. It need not be a mere vision in the minds of many Indians. It is a mission we can all take up - and succeed." -

United Developed India[edit]

A Website was Launched to Achieve the Developed India Vision of Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.

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