Dr. APJ’s dream of 2020

Posted on: June 26, 2009

ndia Vision 2020 was initially a documanet prepared by TIFAC under the chairmanship of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul kalam and a team of 500 experts. Dr.Kalam further gave shape to this concept through his seminal work along with Dr.Y.S.Rajan – “ India 2020 : Vision for the new millennium “.

Dr.Kalam in one of his speeches elaborates the concept :

“Transforming the nation into a developed country, five areas in combination have been identified based on India’s core competence, natural resources and talented manpower for integrated action to double the growth rate of GDP and realize the Vision of Developed India.

These are:

  • Agriculture and food processing — with a target of doubling the present production of food and agricultural products by 2020. Agro food processing industry would lead to the prosperity of rural people, food security and speed up the economic growth;
  • Infrastructure with reliable and quality electric power including solar farming for all parts of the country, providing urban amenities in rural areas and interlinking of rivers;
  • Education and Healthcare: To provide social security and eradication of illiteracy and health for all;
  • Information and Communication Technology: This is one of our core competencies and wealth generator. ICT can be used for tele-education, tele-medicine and e-governance to promote education in remote areas, healthcare and also transparency in the administration; and
  • Critical technologies and strategic industries witnessed the growth in nuclear technology, space technology and defence technology”


Vision for 2020 aircraft by Dr. Abdu Kalam envisages  70 seater planes which can connect all the cities in India. As not much investment is needed as it is in the case of Roadways and railways, we can go for it, provided there is suffiecient technology in engineering the design and working out the cost details. A way Dr. APJ says is to shape the size of fuselage. read more about it in this link

Dr. Abdul Kalam has also thought a lot for the future, such as removing the difference between the urban and the rural, effective healthcare, where people are proud of their governments, etc. Link

More about our beloved Dr. Abdul Kalam can be found on this site


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