Sectors catering to rural consumption demand, education, housing, infra and lending will benefit, given the FM’s mandate to facilitate growth in the hinterland. Here are the sectors, impact of Union Budget 2013 on them and their concerns along with the top trading picks for investors…
Introduction: The objective of this case study is to identify (i) environmental impacts of the Port of Busan and of its interactions with the hinterland and (ii) measures that have been taken to reduce environmental impacts of the port by the port itself and the relevant public authorities The study is an input to the project Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: the Role of Ports of the Working Group on Transport under OECD’s Environment Policy Committee. Read more on Environmental Impacts
” India’s growing seaborne trade has demanded further investments in port infrastructure. Many port projects in India have been promoted with a “Twin port” concept. JNPT and Mumbai port, Haldia and Kolkata ports, Ennore and Chennai ports, Mundra and Kandla are few examples of twin port concept. In such cases, new port while catering to same hinterland has port infrastructure and logistics facilities better than existing port. Client planed to establish a superior port capacity in neighborhood of a major port in Andhra Pradesh. ” … click here to read the entire case study
Regional Disparities in Economic Growth: A Case Study of Indian States
In India, regional imbalance has been one of the major concerns before policy makers and planners. There had been a huge gap between active and vibrant regions and hinterland during pre-independence period in terms of availability of facilities and this has resulted in the form of unequal levels of development both in terms of economic and human.
After independence, reduction in inter-state disparities has been emphasized during successive Five Year Plans, but the menace continued unabated. For instance, the World Bank (2006) in its reported entitled, “India-Inclusive Growth and Service Delivery: Building of India’s Success” has observed sharp differentiation across states since the early 1990s reflects acceleration of growth in some states but declaration in others.
The report further adds that more worryingly, growth failed to pick up in states such as Bihar, Orissa and U.P. that were initially poor to start with, with the result that the gap in performance between India’s rich and poor states widened dramatically during the 1990s.
The World Bank (2008) again in its recent release “The Growth Report Strategies for sustained Growth and Inclusive Development” has mentioned that disparity in income distribution in India has risen during 1993-2005 which is revealed by fact that Gini-coefficient in this connection has risen from 0.3152 in 1993-94 to 0.3676 in 2004-05. The Draft Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012, vol. I), has also admitted that regional disparities have continued to grow and the gap have been accentuated as the benefits of economic growth have been largely confined to the better developed areas.
The present study has been undertaken against this backdrop. In order to accomplished the task, inter-state disparity in total as well as per capita SDP for 20 major Indian states for the period 1980-2002 has been examined with the help of inequality indices that are based on properties of Lorenz Curve, Atkinson’s social welfare function. Herfindahl’s Concentration indices etc. Click here to read more…