Regional Disparities in Andhra Pradesh, India

Local Economy, 28(1) 123–135, November 13, 2012

13 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2013

See all articles by A Amarender A. Reddy

A Amarender A. Reddy

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI); National Institute of Agricultural Extenion Management (MANAGE)

M.C.S. Bantilan

ICRISAT-CGIAR

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

India is a federal union of 28 states. The states are further subdivided into districts. Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest states in India. This article examines how regional disparities in Andhra Pradesh have developed since its formation in 1956. A large urban centre (Hyderabad) which acts as a hub for economic activities, has attracted factors of production, and has stimulated income and employment opportunities in the surrounding local economy, but its impact on the peripheral districts is limited. There is a need for policy intervention in these peripheral districts in order to reduce regional disparities.

Keywords: regional disparities, India, Telangana

Suggested Citation

Reddy, A Amarender A. and Bantilan, M.C.S., Regional Disparities in Andhra Pradesh, India (2012). Local Economy, 28(1) 123–135, November 13, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205159

A Amarender A. Reddy (Contact Author)

Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) ( email )

New Delhi
India

National Institute of Agricultural Extenion Management (MANAGE) ( email )

India

M.C.S. Bantilan

ICRISAT-CGIAR

Nairobi, 39063
Kenya

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