This book takes a fresh look at development communication in the Indian context. Charting its international history and discussing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that evolved as part of the phenomenon of globalization, it links the history of India's development with development communication and discusses the role of media in disseminating information to the public.
Development Communication in Practice: India and the Millennium Development Goals analyzes seven Indian newspapers for a period of seven months and evaluates the extent to which development issues are addressed in them. The findings reveal an under-representation of development issues in the media which, the author argues, needs to be addressed. Reviewing recent concepts on poverty measurement and the MDGs set forth by global scholars such as Jagdish Bhagwati, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, the book acknowledges the importance of information technology, literacy and education in the process of development.
This book will be a good resource for economists, development communication practitioners, government officials dealing in media and communication and students and researchers working in the fields of communication and media studies and journalism.
Chapter 3: Growth versus Development
Growth versus Development
Despite the tsunami on 26 December 2004, the media of India generally underlined that things looked great for India. During the course of 2005, the predictions of the experts on the Indian economy were fulfilled for the business world. Dreams at the stock market were realized, although the suicides of farmers increased in various parts of the country, particularly in Maharashtra. The Sensex crossed the 10,000 mark toward the end of 2005 and continued its upward climb in the course of 2006. It had actually hit the all-time high of 20,000 odd points in November 2007 although there was a small drop later. Again it went up in January 2008 to 21,000 points and dropped to the 15,000 mark in ...