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Dravidian Model of Economic Development
News: The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu is pushing for a ‘Dravidian Model’ where economic development is inclusive.
What is the Dravidian Model?
• The goal is equal economic development that will be in tune with social justice.It has taken root since the days of the Justice Party government [in pre-Independent India].TN polity has divided the task into shortterm and long-term, and travels with the objective of improving the economy by implementing them within the time frame.
• TN has constituted an Economic Advisory Council comprising internationally renowned economists since there is a need to evolve an economic development to suit the current situation.It has emerged out higher as comparatively high levels of human development with economic dynamism.
• It sought and ensured opportunity-equalizing policies in the expanding modern sectors through affirmative action policies and investments in education and health.Tamil Nadu has been a pioneer in broad-basing entry into school education through a slew of incentives, the noon meal scheme being the most wellknown.
• It also succeeded in building a bloc of lower caste groups under a Dravidian-Tamil identity that subsumed and sought to transcend individual caste identities.It has distinct political mobilization against caste-based inequalities in the state.Mobilization built an ethos that questioned the privileges of caste elites and the naturalness of merit in a caste society.