Economic Survey of India and its States: 2012-13
After 65 years of development efforts, India is presently one of world's fastest growing economies. Lately, the country has emerged as a global economic power, the leading outsourcing destination, and a favorite of international investors. India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, fisheries, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. This book examines the current economy of India for 2012-2013. The first section of the book provides a sector-wise economic survey, covering the following sectors: human and natural resources, poverty and economic planning, agriculture and rural development, industry and minerals, infrastructure development and services, fiscal policy, monetary policy and credit management, financial institutions and financial markets, labor and employment, health security, education and training, empowerment of the disadvantaged, environmental policy, and foreign trade and investment. The second part is devoted to an economic survey of all of the 28 states of India. From the largest to the smallest, each state has its own unique history, culture, demography, and socio-economic objectives and challenges. Hence, there are variations in their physical, social, and economic characteristics. The book also presents an economic survey of seven Union Territories, taken separately and in alphabetical order. Like states, Union Territories also exhibit diverse physical features and economic characteristics. It contains socio-economic statistics of States and Union Territories pertaining to population, area, birth rate, death rate, infant mortality rate, life expectancy, literacy rate, net state domestic product, per capita net state domestic product, revenue receipts, and human development index.
Publication Date: 7/31/2013