One of the last in a long line of countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the UK and even Singapore, India has finally begun drafting a national design policy to increase her global competitiveness.
Not only have they shared the draft here but they are also seeking feedback. Here is an excerpt on the need for a national design policy,
Need for a Policy Statement:
There has not been enough attention given to the design at the strategic level and for promoting Indian products, services and ideas on the global arena. A policy statement by the Government would provide long term guidance to coordination of efforts in a society to promote national awareness and consensus on the use of design as a Strategic tool for economic prosperity and to incorporate it firmly within national planning and priorities. The importance and significance of design has been missed out in the Science and technology and Education policies...