The development of independent India from an agrarian stage to a modern economy began in the early 1950s. After the first four decades of planning, India embarked upon a series of economic and financial sector reforms in the early 1990s. While India has continually been undergoing a socio-economic and structural transformation, its economic growth has accelerated in the past two decades. Since 2004, it has been on an even higher growth trajectory.This pocket book from EPW Research Foundation captures these trends and patterns, from data sets for a variety of social and economic indicators and presents them in a compact manner in both discrete and continuous annual series.The five major components of data sets are: Macro Economy, Social Sector, Infrastructure, Profile of States and International Comparison. It is a quick and handy reference tool for academics, executives, students and researchers and for anybody interested in the saga of India's development.
The EPW Research Foundation conducts research on financial and macroeconomic issues in India, focusing on systematic compilation and dissemination of current and long-term data series on macroeconomy, as well as on various economic, social, and demographic sectors.
Foreword 1. Macro Economy Growth & InequalitySavings & InvestmentAgricultureHorticulture and Allied ActivitiesIndustryMoney & BankingRegional Rural BanksCapital MarketCorporate StatisticsInflationGovernment Finance - CentreGovernment Finance - StateGovernment Finance - Centre and StateExternal Sector2. Social SectorPopulationVital RatesEducationHealth & Family WelfareHousingLaw & OrderTrade UnionMass MediaInsurance3. InfrastructureLand Use PatternMineralElectricityCommunicationFuel & EnergyRoadRailwayShippingAviation4. Profile of States PopulationStandard of LivingVital RatesEducationEmploymentHealth InfrastructureHousing and AmenitiesBanking5. International Comparisons PeopleEnvironmentEconomyExternal Sector