This is Episode 117 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath.
The States Reorganisation Act came into effect 63 years ago to this day, on November 1, 1956. India’s states as we know them started taking their shape then. Many states like Karnataka, Kerala, West Bengal and others celebrate this as a State Formation Day or a ‘Rajyotsava’ Day.
How have Indian states fared since they were formed, and how should they think of themselves in the coming decades? Can state governments in India rise to meet the expectations of its residents? Can state residents demand more from their elected state leaders?
Pranay Kotasthane returns to The Pragati Podcast to talk about the future of Indian states.
The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talk-show on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath. Pranay Kotasthane is the Head of Policy Research at the Takshashila Institution and hosts the Puliyabaazi Hindi Podcast.
Do also listen to:
Pragati Podcast Episode #102: Fiscal Federalism in India.
And if you know Kannada, listen to the latest episode of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. Episode 42: ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಮುಂದಿನ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ. Karnataka: The Path Ahead.
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