05 March 2024

05 March 2024

Dravidian Model: Leading By Example
  • COVER STORY
    A Trillion Dollar Dream

    Tamil Nadu, the second-largest economy in India, boasts a significant contribution to the country’s economy, accounting for approximately 9.6% of its GDP. Its march towards a trillion-dollar economy by 2030 is based on investment-led growth, focusing on agriculture, credit, infrastructure, and skill development.

    BY Satheesh Lakshmanan 5 March 2024

    Photo: Vikram Sharma : Students at the Government ITI for Men in Guindy, Chennai.

  • Gender Justice Defines Affirmative Actions
    Gender Justice Defines Affirmative Actions

    Gender Justice has been an integral part of the Social Justice quest of the Tamil Nadu government. This lofty dream is realised through series of affirmative actions implemented over the last five decades.

    BY Maanasvini Anand 5 March 2024

    The Dravidian Transformative Journey
    The Dravidian Transformative Journey

    J Jayaranjan, Vice Chairman, State Planning Commission, delves into the transformative journey of Tamil Nadu over the past century in this insightful interview.  He also speaks about the pivotal role played by education and economic reforms in reshaping the state’s landscape. Through a historical lens, the economist sheds light on the policies and initiatives that have contributed to Tamil Nadu’s remarkable growth, positioning it as a frontrunner in social and economic progress in the country.

    BY Outlook 5 March 2024

    Free Breakfast And A Healthy Society
    Free Breakfast And A Healthy Society

    The free breakfast scheme launched in Tamil Nadu for school children is not a freebie but a duty of a state that is committed to the welfare of its citizens.

    BY Satheesh Lakshmanan 5 March 2024


    The Tamil Nadu Government has launched a plethora of welfare schemes for the empowerment  and education of women in the state
    Tamil Nadu Tops In Gross Enrolment Ratio: Unpacking The Success Story

    Opening colleges in remote corners has paid off for Tamil Nadu as it has a gross enrolment ratio (GER) of 51.3% in higher education, almost double the national average. In fact, the state’s GER exceeds the National Education Policy’s target of 50% to be achieved in the year 2030.

    BY Satheesh Lakshmanan 5 March 2024

    Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Thiru. T.M. Anbarasan at the Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet 2024.
    The Centre For Sunrise Industries And Startups

    Tamil Nadu has recognised the stellar role Startups play in solving crucial problems with original and unique models. Further, they are a proven source of fuel for innovation, job creation and ultimately the economy.

    BY Sivarajah Ramanathan 5 March 2024

    Photo: Vikram Sharma : The Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai.
    A Civilisational And Cultural Incubator

    Cultural inheritances in Tamil Nadu are nurtured and cultivated by creating institutions for learning and practice of different forms of arts and crafts.

    BY Krishnapriya C P 5 March 2024


    Chief Minister MK Stalin at the World Tamil Diaspora Day function held in Chennai, 12 January, 2024
    Fostering Global Tamil Unity

    Historically, Tamils have ventured abroad for trade, expeditions and also to settle abroad. A large number of Tamils migrate to foreign countries for economic reasons, globalization and in search of employment. The State has created a Commissionerate to ensure the welfare of all Non-Resident Tamils.

    BY Karthikeya Sivasenapathy 5 March 2024

    Photo: Vikram Sharma : Students at a Government School in Chennai.
    Empowerment Through Education

    Tamil Nadu has an education policy that is in line with the historical legacy, the present situation and future aspirations of the State. Its efficacy flows from its commitment to improve access, equity, and quality of education. It has a method to address issues related to on-field implementation of policy, understanding learning outcomes and employment-ready skills.

    BY Anitha Pottamkulam 5 March 2024

    Photo: Vikram Sharma
    Tamil Nadu Through A Data Prism

    Suresh Sambandam, Convenor of Dream Tamil Nadu­—a policy think-tank that advocates Trillion Dollar GSDP growth and other growth strategies for orbit shifting Tamil Nadu

    BY Suresh Sambandam 5 March 2024


  • The Dravidian Transformative Journey

    J Jayaranjan, Vice Chairman, State Planning Commission, delves into the transformative journey of Tamil Nadu over the past century in this insightful interview.  He also speaks about the pivotal role played by education and economic reforms in reshaping the state’s landscape. Through a historical lens, the economist sheds light on the policies and initiatives that have contributed to Tamil Nadu’s remarkable growth, positioning it as a frontrunner in social and economic progress in the country.

    BY Outlook 5 March 2024

    The Dravidian Transformative Journey
  • Fostering Global Tamil Unity

    Historically, Tamils have ventured abroad for trade, expeditions and also to settle abroad. A large number of Tamils migrate to foreign countries for economic reasons, globalization and in search of employment. The State has created a Commissionerate to ensure the welfare of all Non-Resident Tamils.

    BY Karthikeya Sivasenapathy 5 March 2024

    Chief Minister MK Stalin at the World Tamil Diaspora Day function held in Chennai, 12 January, 2024
  • Empowerment Through Education

    Tamil Nadu has an education policy that is in line with the historical legacy, the present situation and future aspirations of the State. Its efficacy flows from its commitment to improve access, equity, and quality of education. It has a method to address issues related to on-field implementation of policy, understanding learning outcomes and employment-ready skills.

    BY Anitha Pottamkulam 5 March 2024

    Photo: Vikram Sharma : Students at a Government School in Chennai.

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