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Widening Regional Disparities in India: Some Indicators

N. J. Kurian
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 35, No. 7 (Feb. 12-18, 2000), pp. 538-550
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4408933
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Widening Regional Disparities in India: Some Indicators
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Abstract

Inter-state economic and social disparities in India have been increasing in spite of various governmental measures to develop backward areas. This article assesses disparities in terms of demographic indicators, female literacy, state domestic product and poverty, development and non-development expenditure by state government, shares in plan outlay, investments, banking activities and infrastructure development.

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