The Public Distribution System (PDS) continues to be a major instrument for ensuring food security for the poor. The basic objective of shifting from a universal PDS (TPDS) was to benefit the poor at acceptable budgetary cost. The success of the TPDS depends largely on the ability of the state governments to identify the genuinely... Read More
In this study concluded recently, NCAER provides a detailed review of the implementation process for infrastructure projects in India. The findings of the study were discussed at the workshop, “Accelerating Infrastructure Building in India”, to obtain comments and suggestions from practitioners and other experts and to discuss the future course of action.
The second issue of Gramsurajya is in three parts. The first section is an opinion piece titled "Impact of Women's Reservation on Panchayati Raj in bringing about Inclusive Growth". The second section contains insights from the ARIS/REDS 2006 data and is titled "Trends in the delivery of public goods/services in rural India: Evidence from the... Read More
This publication is based on the National Survey of Household Income and Expenditure 2004-05 (NSHIE), covering over 63,000 households out of a preliminary listed sample of 440,000 in rural and urban India spread over 24 states.
The report brings together original, rich and nuanced data on the relationship between caste and economic patterns. It is an attempt to analyse the differences in incomes of various castes in India on the basis of their education and occupation irrespective of whether they live in small or large towns or poorly developed or well-developed... Read More
“Gramsurajya”, is the newsletter of this project and will communicate project-related and other news relating to rural decentralisation and growth issues at regular intervals. In its first issue, it looks at voting and the economic state of rural voters.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a multidimensional role in the overall development of the host economies. The present study aims at providing a detailed understanding of the spatial and sectoral spread of the FDI-enabled production facilities in India and their linkages with the rural and suburban areas. The corresponding impact on output, value-added, capital and... Read More
The report tried to estimate for the output and employment multipliers for the computer related services sector for all major states. The main finding was that the information technology played a unique role in both advanced states as well as “developing” states. In the former case, the sector exhibited a high output multiplier effect while... Read More
In 2005, the number of HIV-infected persons in India was estimated to exceed five million, and this number was projected to increase rapidly. Keeping this in mind, the report analysed the macroeconomic and sectoral impacts of HIV/AIDS using a first of its kind, five-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the Indian economy. Further, in... Read More
The framework for the 2004 study was the same as one that was used for the 2003 study because of its potential not only to evaluate a state’s relative development and use of ICT but also allowed a better understanding of a state’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to ICT. IT spending as a percent... Read More