'Gujarat model'

Fiction and facts

Print edition : April 04, 2014

Members of a farming family plough a field in preparation for sowing cotton seeds in Kayla village, 70 km from Ahmedabad in July 2011. Rural communitiesin Gujarat remain outside the pale of development. Photo: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP

From a protest march against the land acquisition policy of the government, in Gandhinagar on March 17, 2011. Photo: AMIT DAVE/REUTERS

CAG reports and data on economic and social development from various sources make it evident that the much-touted “Gujarat model” of development is non-inclusive, socially divisive and highly ineffective in key areas.
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