Development Disparities in India

An Enquiry into Convergence

  • Arpita Banerjee
  • Pravat Kumar Kuri

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Arpita Banerjee, Pravat Kumar Kuri
    Pages 1-4
  3. Arpita Banerjee, Pravat Kumar Kuri
    Pages 5-20
  4. Arpita Banerjee, Pravat Kumar Kuri
    Pages 21-34
  5. Arpita Banerjee, Pravat Kumar Kuri
    Pages 35-67
  6. Arpita Banerjee, Pravat Kumar Kuri
    Pages 69-99
  7. Arpita Banerjee, Pravat Kumar Kuri
    Pages 101-140
  8. Arpita Banerjee, Pravat Kumar Kuri
    Pages 141-148
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 149-153

About this book


This book highlights the development disparities in India and considers three complex areas of development – economic wellbeing, human progress and agricultural development – over a period of forty years since the 1970s. The novelty of the book lies in its rich analytical foundation and the use of sophisticated statistical and economic tools to determine the causes of socioeconomic disparity between Indian states. The trends of inequality, polarization and disparity are highlighted with regard to income, human development indicators, and agricultural production and productivity. The book also identifies the factors underlying divergence in economic and social activity in India and provides policy suggestions for bringing about more balanced and inclusive development in India.


GMM, Fixed Effect Method Growth and Convergence Human Development Index of Agricultural Infrastructure Inequality and Polarization Regional Disparities

Authors and affiliations

  • Arpita Banerjee
    • 1
  • Pravat Kumar Kuri
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsMUC Women's CollegeWest BengalIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BurdwanWest BengalIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2330-6
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2331-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0020
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