This opinion piece appeared in The Indian Express.
Nandita Murukutla, Vital Strategies
Country Director, India and Director (Global), Research and Evaluation, reflects on India’s need to address preventable disease as a developmental priority and looks at ways the country can invest in a healthier future.
“Indians are famous for our savings mentality. The 2014 Towers Watson Global Benefits Attitude Survey found that Indians had the second-highest savings rate, after the Chinese. We save for a variety of reasons, to create a safety net and to yield returns in future. While there is a time to save, there is also a time to invest. And for India’s government, that time is now.” To continue reading this article, click here.