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Essays on Development Strategy, Regional Disparities and Centre-State Financial Relation in India   
Essays on Development Strategy, Regional Disparities and Centre-State Financial Relation in India
 

C H HANUMANTHA RAO

Hard Bound Book   :   Pages : 334
2005  Edition         :   ISBN - 81-7188-418-0
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ABOUT THE BOOK :

The present volume brings together author's papers on the three related themes, viz., Development Strategy, Regional Disparities in Development and Centre-State Financial Relations in India. Written on different occasions over a period of more than three decades while the author worked at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and also in the Planning Commission, until 1992 and thereafter, as an honorary Professor, at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, they reflect the understanding and approach prior to the launching of economic reforms in the early 1990s as well as in the post-reform period. The 30 essays included in this book highlight author's approach and position taken on these three major interrelated issues which are of continuing interest and concern in the current academic and policy discussions. Needless to say, here's an extremely useful book for students of Indian economy and a valuable guide for policymakers, researchers and economic analysts.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR :

Professor Chennamaneni Hanumantha Rao is currently Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi and Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. He is also Member, National Advisory Council.

Born in 1929 in Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh, he did his graduation from Nizam College, Hyderabad. As an activist of the All Hyderabad Students Union, he participated actively in the freedom struggle. He did his M.A. in Economics from Osmania University, Hyderabad (1957) and his Ph.D from University of Delhi (1962). He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Chicago during 1966-67. He was a Fellow at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi (1961-92) and also its Director (1976-80).

In addition to a distinguished academic career, Professor Rao has been at the forefront of several high-level policy making bodies under Government of India. He was a Member, Planning Commission (1982-86); Member, Seventh and Eighth Finance Commission; Member Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (1983-85); Chairman National Commission on Rural Labour (1990-91); Chairman, Technical Advisory Committee on DPAP & DDP, Ministry of Rural Development (1993-94); Member, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (1995-97); Chairman, High Powered Fertilisers Prising Policy Review Committee (1997-98); and Member, Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India (1994-200)

His publications include "Technological Change and Distribution of Gains in Indian Agriculture" (Macmillan, 1975); "agricultural Growth, Rural Poverty and Environmental Degradation in India" (OUP, 1994); "Andhra Pradesh Development: Economic Reforms and Challenges Ahead" (edited with S. Mahendra Dev, CESS, 2003) and over 100 research papers in academic journals.

Professor Rao has received many awards during his illustrious career. The awards/honours include Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial prize (1974-75), Sri Kambhampati Satyanarayana (Senior) Memorial Award (1998), K.H. Batheja Award (1994), Financial Express Award (1995), Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Philosophy from Srikrishna Devaraya University, Ananthapur (1991) and the Kakatiya University, Warangal (1998), in Andhra Pradesh; and Sri Ravi Narayan Reddy Memorial Award (1994), and Telgu Atma Gaurava Puraskaram (2000). He has been awarded 'Padma Bhushan' by the President of India in 2004.


CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

Introduction
  

I
Development Strategy

 
1. Chakravarty on Development Strategy in India
2. Indira Gandhi's Contribution to Economic Planning in India
3. Planning in India: An Overview of Experience
4. The Role of Public Sector in Indian Economy
5. Approach to the Seventh Plan: A Note
6. Eight Plan: Major Issues of Concern
7. Pricing Policy and Strategy for Surplus Generation
8. Pricing Policy and Generation of Resources
9. Appraisal of Urban Development Projects: Concepts, Techniques and Practice
10. World Development Report, 1991: A Critique
11. Changing Role of the State in relation to Markets
12. Social Welfare: When the Market Fails
13. The Burden of Reforms
 

II
Regional Disparities

 
14. Poverty and Development: Characteristics of Less-Developed Regions in India
15. Planning for Development and Removal of Regional Imbalances with Special Reference to Bihar
16. A Special Programme for Breakthrough in Rice Output in Eastern States
17. Observations on Planning and Implementation of the Special Programme for Rice Production
18. Development of Tribal Areas: The Case of Bastar
19. Sectoral Planning for Telangana: Some Issues for Consideration
20. Rationale for Smaller States: The New Imperatives
21. Uttarakhand: Need for Separate Statehood
22. Budgetary Surpluses of Telangana
23. Growth, Poverty and Tax Effort: An Inter-State Comparison with Special Reference to Bihar
 

III
Taxation and Centre-State Financial Relations in India

 
24. Resource Prospects from the Rural Sector: The Case of Indirect Taxes
25. Agricultural Taxation: Raj Committee's Report
26. Some Further Thoughts on Agricultural Taxation
27. Criteria for the Distribution of Financial Resources Among States
28. Centre-State Financial Relations: A Perspective for National Economic Integration
29. Improving Equity of Gadgil Formula
30. Tasks Before the Tenth Finance Commission
 
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