Broad Economic Parameters
Source: Economic Survey of India 2007-2008, IBEF.ORG
Table 1: Comparison of states on the following parameters –
*Area, Population, Gross State Domestic Product, Per* capita Income
The per capita for Delhi is very high as expected as it is a metro. Other states close to Delhi such as Punjab and Haryana also have high per capita income, driving on the growth in Delhi. But UP has the lowest per capita among the states above. Probably because UP is a big state and the eastern part of UP is poorer. The main problem with UP seems it’s high population as UP has the highest NSDP. MP which is a bigger state than UP has less than half of UP’s NSDP but higher per capita.
The NE states of Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are not doing too well in terms of per capita income generation, which is lower than the national average figure. Sikkim, however, is doing well because it is a tourist spot.
The States in S India are more or less doing equally well. All of them have benefitted almost equally from the IT boom, which has propelled their per capita to good levels
Source: Delhi Economic Survey 2008-2009, Ministry of health and Family welfare, Indiastat.com
Table 2: Comparison of states on the following parameters –
Infant Mortality Rate, Percentage below Poverty line, Number of Health Centers
Orissa, MP, UP and Assam, some of the poorer countries in terms of Per capita have very high infant mortality rates. All of the above states except UP also have higher than average percentage of people below the poverty line. In Orissa, a high 41% of the population is below the poverty line. Other states here include Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. So mostly the NE region is poor. Exceptions are Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and...