ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Inter-State Redistribution through Budgetary Transfers

Inter-State Redistribution through Budgetary Transfers I S Gulati K K George This paper seeks to examine whether budgetary transfers by the Centre to the states have brought about any redistribution in favour of the poorer states. Part I of the paper gives the breakdown of Central budgetary transfers by major types and by Plan periods, covering the period 1950-51 to 1976-77. Part II analyses the distribution of these different types of transfers among the states and among groups of states. The final part of the article deals with changes, over the different Plan periods, in the distribution of the different types of transfers' THERE can be no two opinions that, since Independence, the access of the Central Government to the various sources of finance

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