Much more to look forward to
From a vandalised English colony to an entity making its mark in the world with a variety of accomplishments, India has remarkably come a long way in seven decades. There have been numerous watershed moments in our history that has shaped India to be what it is today. The Partition has a lasting impact on the nation for the magnitude of displacement of people as well as the wars that followed. The founding fathers of this colossal nation had before them a sprawling territory with much to set right. The scope of development was as much as the struggle for fixtures in myriad areas. The Planning Commission was instituted shortly in 1950 with the aim of implementing five-year plans to draw out a blueprint for India's future, fighting hunger and poverty that was caused as a result of crumbling economy because of partition.
This was upgraded to National Institution for Transforming India, better known as NITI Ayog policy think-tank established by the BJP government to which follows the top-down model. The stated aim for NITI Aayog's creation is to foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process by the State Governments of India. The emphasis is on a bottom-up approach and makes the country to move towards cooperative federalism. Cooperative federalism is a concept of federalism whereby a state and local governments interact cooperatively and collectively to solve common problems, instead of making policies separately or clashing over a policy in a system dominated by the national government. This is a method to encourage better coordination and working in tandem. Policy making in India has seen some major and significant shifts to suit changing requirements without following any rigid linear frameworks.