India’s President Mukherjee Calls for Inclusive Growth

India must ensure that the benefits of economic growth do not become the monopoly of the privileged, President Pranab Mukherjee said in a televised address on the eve of the nation’s Republic Day.

“The primary purpose of wealth creation must be to drive out the evil of hunger, deprivation and marginal subsistence from the base of our expanding population,” Mukherjee said today.

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