Inter State Disparities in India: Linkages between Human Development and Economic Indicators
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shobha K
Department of Economics
Government Arts College
Coimbatore-641018, Tamilnadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received September 29 2014; Accepted October 06 2014; Published October 13 2014
Citation: Shobha K, Devi PA (2014) Inter State Disparities in India: Linkages between Human Development and Economic Indicators. J Glob Econ 2:121. doi: 10.4172/2375-4389.1000121
Copyright: Shobha K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
India characterized as one of the emerging super power, constitute about 17% of world population, accounting for about 35% of the poor and 40% of the illiterates. At the time of independence considerable differences in economic and social development of different regions of the country existed. One of the main objectives of the planning process initiated in the early 1950’s was to reduce these regional differences and to achieve regionally balanced development. There are more poor and illiterates today, and our IMR is about 60 per 1000 live births, which is one of the highest in the world. The current study tries to analyze interstate disparities in levels of income and features of HDI. An attempt was made to trace the causes of relatively low levels of income of some states. States with low values of indicators of human development were identified and on that basis backward regions were demarcated.