Author: Gopalan Sasidaran & Tandon Anuja, Tan Khee Giap
Published: 24/01/2017 - 164 pp Pages
Imprint / Publisher: World Scientific / World Scientific
Series: ASIA COMPETITIVENESS INSTITUTE - WORLD SCIENTIFIC SERIES
Book Type: Monograph
This book by the Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI) undertakes rigorous empirical research relating to competitiveness of states and federal territories in India. The competitiveness framework employed by ACI computes the rankings for the 35 states and federal territories of India by factoring in a plethora of socio-economic development indicators that determine competitiveness. In this book, ACI’s competitiveness analysis employs 75 different indicators across four different environments to capture the dynamics of competitiveness in a holistic way at the sub-national level. Further, the book produces a ‘What-If’ competitiveness simulation exercise to identify the specific policy areas that each state or federal territory must focus on to improve their rankings. Along with competitiveness, the book also presents a comprehensive analysis of issues relating to agricultural productivity at the sub-national level. Specifically, the book discusses the relevance and importance of raising total factor productivity in the agriculture sector in India at the state level and also brings out the extent of intra-state and intra-regional disparities prevalent in the country.
Introduction; 2015 Annual Update on Competitiveness for 35 States and Federal Territories of India; 2015 Annual Update on Competitiveness for Five Regions of India; How Productive Is the Agricultural Sector across Indian States?; Agricultural Growth Models of Gujarat and Bihar: A Comparative Analysis; Concluding Remarks and Directions for Future Research;
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