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India 2020 - A Vision for the New Millennium
Published By -: Penguin Books India(Private) Limited, New Delhi.
DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM BIOGRAPHYOne of the best personalities of modern time Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 Oct 1931 at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu in a middle-class Muslim family. Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam was known for his work in Aeronautical engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. His significant contribution in developing India’s 1st indigenous satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV – III), the evolution of ISRO’s launch vehicle program, particularly the PSLV configuration, indigenous Guided Missiles of DRDO, AGNI, and PRITHVI etc. can never be forgotten.
From the period of 1992 to Dec 1999, he had been the scientific advice to the Defence minister. His technology Vision 2020 gives a road-map for transforming India from developing status to a developed nation. After all these great research, Kalam took up academic pursuit as a professor. Soon he makes his mind to motivate youth across the country.
His few literary works
Contents of INDIA 2020
- Acknowledgements (xi)
- Preface (xiii)
- Can India Become a Developed Country? (1)
- What Other Countries Envision for Themselves (26)
- Evolution of Technology Vision 2020 (46)
- Food, Agriculture and Processing (59)
- Materials and the Future (87)
- Chemical Industries and Our Biological Wealth (118)
- Manufacturing for the Future (139)
- Services As People's Wealth (156)
- Strategic Industries (187)
- Health Care for All (217)
- The Enabling Infrastructure (241)
- Realizing the Vision (268)
- Afterword (305)
- Appendix (306)
- References and Further Reading (308)