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 differential multiple tax regime across sectors of production leads to distortions in allocation of resources thus introducing inefficiencies in the sectors of domestic production. With regard to India’s exports, this leads to lack of international competitiveness of the sectors which would have been relatively efficient under distortion- free indirect tax regime.
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
The youth constitutes the largest segment of the Indian population. Being the primary productive human resource, the socio-economic development of the Indian youth is directly linked to the development process. This paper attempts to observe the various demographic characteristics of the Indian youth population and determine household expenditure patterns on education and related items using... 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.
The development of rural housing in a manner that results in adequate and quality shelter for the inhabitants of Mahatma Gandhi’s “real India” is a challenge before the nation. What are the issues confronting rural housing development in India? The litany is endless.
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 Fifth India Policy Forum (IPF) conference was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi over July 15–16, 2008. Prof. W. Max Corden, University of Melbourne, Australia delivered the fifth annual IPF lecture on “India and the World Economy: From Friend to Foe? India, the World Economy and the Current Oil Shock”. 2008|9, Volume 5, Papers Private Schooling... Read More