Editor | Non-fiction
From scavenging to lunar missions, from railway factories to healthcare and even tax planning, automation is growing faster and deeper in India than is visible. In a country where more than a million people get ready for jobs every month, this rise in automation can appear as an unwelcome change or a threat to their livelihood.
But the reality is that automation is enhancing efficiency, accuracy and accountability of India’s working professionals in ways that haven’t been seen before. Automation is helping generate information in a data-poor country. It is making India’s private sector more active and government’s functioning more transparent and reliable.
Through several case studies of private enterprises and government departments, India Automated chronicles the transformation that India is undergoing and how robotics and process automation are infusing proficiency in our work and personal lives. Automation is turning to be one of the most impactful results of the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies in India. AI, drones, blockchain, cybersecurity, 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality include automated processes. These are also opening new categories of employment for job seekers.
This book argues for deeper collaboration between industrial and government sectors to ensure that automation enhances India’s steady growth while also mitigating its negative impact. With this forward-looking approach, Pranjal Sharma brings us face to face with the reality that it is imperative for India to align itself with this revolution.
About the author
Pranjal Sharma is an economic analyst, advisor and columnist who focuses on technology, globalization and media. He has written and edited books and papers on entrepreneurship, business transformation and economic policy.
His previous book, Kranti Nation: India and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, was the first to chronicle the role of emerging technologies in triggering transformative changes in India’s industries.
Pranjal has also served as a member of the Global Agenda Council at the World Economic Forum for eight years and is now a member of its Expert Network. In a career spanning thirty years, he has held leadership positions in the media industry with organizations like the Business Standard, the Times of India group, the India Today group, CNBC TV18 and Bloomberg UTV