India’s Inclusive Growth – an Approach Based on TOPSIS Method
Goel, A. (2021). India's inclusive growth - an approach based on TOPSIS method. Global Business and Economics Review, Vol. 24 (3), pp 296-315. DOI: 10.1504/GBER.2021.114663
Posted: 16 Jul 2021
Date Written: 2021
This study analyses the achievement of 32 Indian states and union territories in the inclusiveness of financial system, their relative position, major emerging trends and computes the rate of growth during a period of 2000-01 to 2016-17. The level of inclusion is determined using technique of order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) method and growth rate is computed by log linear regression model. The results indicate that states and union territories have secured different level of inclusiveness of financial system. While the situation has seen tremendous improvement in approximately twenty percent states/union territories, it has faced significant decline in thirteen percent states/union territories. There is no robust change in as many as seventy percent states/union territories. These dynamics in the extent of financial inclusion will act as guide in policy formulation by concerned authorities.
Keywords: Banking, Financial Inclusion, Growth, India, Index, TOPSIS Method, Services, States, Union territories
JEL Classification: C43, E59, G21, N25, O16
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