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NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index

The multidimensional poverty index computed by the Niti Aayog suffers from several methodological shortcomings as well as wrong or improper selections of indicators. The most glaring mistake in the report is the inclusion of multidimensional deprivation index estimates for urban areas for all districts. This reduces the validity of the findings for policy intervention as well as international comparison.

Is There a Case for Political Reservation for OBCs in State Assemblies and Parliament?

A large section of the population consisting of Other Backward Classes and Muslims do not have adequate representation in state assemblies due to deep-rooted social, educational, and economic backwardness. The Supreme Court has upheld reservations for backward groups in government jobs. However, this logic was not extended to the question of their political reservation.

Seventy-five Years of Uttar Pradesh Economy

Though improvement has taken place in most of the development indicators in the state, its relative position does not show any remarkable upward movement, and it remains in the category of the least developed states with regard to socio-economic parameters.

Economic Growth in Uttar Pradesh in Recent Years

This article critically scrutinises the tall claims of the state government using the official figures of the gross state domestic product, and shows that over the four years of the present government, the per capita income in UP has increased merely by 0.43% as against the claim of 100% growth. The analysis of growth rates at the sectoral level shows that the rates of growth in most of the sectors during the present government are lower than the growth rates registered during the previous government.


Priorities of Uttar Pradesh Budget: As Infrastructure Expenditure Rises, Health and Education Face Neglect

Successive state governments in Uttar Pradesh have tended to neglect the social sector and this is reflected in the budgetary allocation to the sector. In the 2018 –2019 budget, t he increase in budgetary allocation for sectors like power, transport, and irrigation has been much higher than that for health or education.

The Demand for Division of Uttar Pradesh and Its Implications

Significant interregional development disparities plaguing Uttar Pradesh today are often attributed to its large and unwieldy size. There is a strong prima facie case for the division of the state into smaller units to improve governance and development. But the demand for the state’s division, raised from time to time by all major parties except the Samajwadi Party, has presently receded into the background in the absence of mass support for it from any region. In the political discourse surrounding the 2017 UP assembly elections, it appears unlikely that restructuring of the state into manageable units will emerge as a significant issue.

Why Jat Reservations?

Instead of the image of a prosperous and dominant community, the Jats of Uttar Pradesh have socio-economic indices comparable to Other Backward Classes like the Yadavas and Gujjars. The recent protest by Jats in Uttar Pradesh asking for OBC classification and reservations in government jobs is driven by the extended government neglect of their backwardness.

UP Budget 2000-2001

Fiscal profligacy is driving the state of Uttar Pradesh into a debt trap. When the state government borrows to meet current expenditure, there is little it can spare for development expenditure as recent budgets show.

UP Finances: Budgetary Illusion and Reality

The Uttar Pradesh state budget for 1999-2000 presents a rosy picture of the state's financial situation by manipulating figures of budgetary receipts and expenditure. In reality, all major fiscal indicators show a sharp deterioration in state's finances.

Social Consequences of New Economic Policies-With Particular Reference to Levels of Living of Working Class Population

This paper discusses some of the likely consequences of the new economic policy measures being pursued since July 1991, particularly their impact on the living conditions of the working class. The author first reviews the theoretical literature dealing with the distributional effects of stabilisation and structural adjustment programmes. This is followed by a brief survey of the empirical experience of countries in different parts of the world with respect to the social consequences of economic reforms. Finally, with the help of these theoretical and empirical insights, the issue is discussed in the context of the Indian economy using whatever limited data are available.

Patterns of Regional Development in UP

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Regional Disparities and Cropping Pattern- Case Study of Uttar Pradesh

The vast, sprawling and densely populated State of Uttar Pradesh, while generally backward and predominantly agricultural, is marked by considerable regional disparities.

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