The inter-linked gears on the Survey cover page denote investments, savings, jobs, exports, among others. The survey’s main pitch is private investment as a driver for growth in jobs and exports which will in turn increase savings as well as drive demand.
An economy, the survey says, is never at an equilibrium, unlike what economic theories assume. The analysis “departs from traditional Anglo-Saxon thinking by viewing the economy as being neither in a virtuous or a vicious cycle, and thus never in equilibrium”.
Survey chapters are replete with shlokas from, including from the Rig Veda and Charak Samhita. For example: “Work gets accomplished by putting in effort, and certainly not by mere wishful thinking”.
And Subramanian who has proposed 12 ideas to drive the economy also relies on Kautilya to drive home his point. “The Rule of Law and maintenance of order is the science of governance,” the Survey says, quoting the Arthashastra.