Indian Economy: Reforms and Development
Essays in Honour of Manoj Kumar Sanyal
The book presents a comprehensive study of the impact of policy reforms on output, employment, and productivity growth across sectors of India since 1991. It showcases varied responses from different sectors as they faced different degrees of policy interventions, and challenges or opportunities as regards markets, technology, and availability of skills and other complementary resources. The book also discusses the contributions of the service sector on India’s GDP and employment. The book throws light on the phenomena of rising inequality and persistent poverty which continues to shadow and be a hallmark of post-reform India, despite high economic growth. It underlines the failure of these reforms to bring about major change in social and economic organizations and institutions. The book’s contents stress on the criticality of addressing these issues as they have a serious potential of jeopardizing the country’s ability to maintain high growth momentum. With these pertinent topics, the book would be of interest not only to the research community, but also to policy makers and practitioners of various sectors addressed here.
Chapter 1 : Introduction.- Chapter 2: Neoliberalism and After: The Indian Experience.- Chapter 3:Post-Reform Development in Indian States: Some Issues on Regional Inequality.- Chapter 4: Agriculture in the Perspective of Economic Liberalisation in India.- Chapter 5: Agriculture and State Policies in the Neoliberal Regime: A Brief note on the Indian Scenario.- Chapter 6: Liberalisation, Industrial Growth and Clustering.- Chapter 7: Causes and consequences of service sector growth: Perceptions and realities.- Chapter 8: Poverty, Inequality and Job Characteristics in India: The Post-Reform Scenario.- Chapter 9: Growth Characteristics of the Unorganised Sector in India in the Post-Reform Era.- Chapter 10: An Exploratory Analysis of Corporate Churn in Post –Reform India.- Chapter 11: FDI Flow in India: Analysis of Sectoral and Regional Composition.- Chapter 12: Banking Industry in India in the Post-Reform Era: Strurcture, Conduct and Performance.- Chapter 13: Finance and Health: Post-Reform Development in India.- Chapter 14: Higher Education Policy in India During the Post-Liberalisation Era.