International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 10, Part B (2015)
The paradox of regional disparity in India: Insights from the literature
A paradox of growth experiences across states in India is the problem of regional disparity despite adoption of several regional development policies, spanning over six decades of economic planning. Seeking an explanation for the puzzle, this paper reviews the literature on regional growth. While the existing approaches to analyzing regional growth patterns are devoted to the determinants and the problem of convergence and divergence, an emerging approach, namely the New Economic Geography literature has added a new dimension, i.e., role of space. Given that precious little has been done using the latter approach in India, the review suggest that studies on spatial aspect may throw new light on the regional disparity puzzle in India.
How to cite this article:
Biswajit Mohanty. The paradox of regional disparity in India: Insights from the literature. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(10):87-91.