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Regional Dimensions of Economic Growth

M. Govinda Rao and Nirvikar Singh

in The Political Economy of Federalism in India

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780195686937
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080571 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195686937.003.0012

Series: Oxford India Paperbacks

Regional Dimensions of Economic Growth

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This chapter examines interstate disparities and regional dimensions of economic growth in India. It analyses the trends in interstate inequalities from different perspectives, including social indicators, state outputs per capita, and measures of infrastructure and reviews studies concerning regional convergence and divergence. The findings reveal that neither the regional policy of the Centre nor Centre–state transfers have been effective in their stated goals.

Keywords: interstate disparities; economic growth; India; human development index; transfer policy; per capita income; infrastructure; regional convergence; regional divergence; regional policy

Chapter.  5713 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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