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

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Roots of Uneven Regional Growth in India

Roots of Uneven Regional Growth in India Pradhan H Prasad The rate of public investment and consequently the rate of growth of production in the rich states will remain higher than in the poor ones, causing regional inequality to increase, unless the process is checked by transfer of adequate resources from the rich to the poor states. The implications of this formulation have been echoed sometimes in Finance Commission reports (more prominently in the notes of dissent) and also sometimes in reports of the Planning Commission, but its full implication has never been realised by the constitutional bodies and the institutions of the union government which are involved in the process of transfer of resources. The result is that the process of uneven regional growth continues unabated even after four decades of independence.

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