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India’s Development Experience - A Regional Analysis: An essay in honour of Prof. Ashok Mathur

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  • Majumder, Rajarshi

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Wide regional variation has been a major characteristic of development experience in India. In the present study, the multidimensional facet of development is sought to be reflected through composite indices of development. It deals with the development trends exhibited at the National as well as Regional level during the period 1971-1995 with special focus on regional disparity in development levels. Considerable variation in the levels of development - both across states and also within each state is perceived. The disparity seems to be widening over time, specially in the post-reform period. Providing adequate infrastructural facilities, shift from Central Planning to Multilevel Planning, and breaking the myth of trade-off between growth and equity are some of the emerging policy suggestions.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 4818.

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Date of creation: 2002
Date of revision: 2004
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:4818

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Keywords: Regional Disparity; Development; Planning; India; Infrastructure;

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  1. Mathur, Ashok, 1983. "Regional Development and Income Disparities in India: A Sectoral Analysis," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 31(3), pages 475-505, April.
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