Socio-Economic Regional Development in Haryana, India
This book is an attempt to measure the extent of regional development among the districts of Haryana both at social and economic level. Haryana is one of the small and better performing states of the country. It is located strategically surrounding national capital Delhi from three sides. Economically, its GSDP has been growing at more than 9 percent over the last decade Development of agriculture has been the major factor behind superior performance of Haryana. The agriculture sustains 55 percent of the total population of the state and contributes less than 20 percent of the state GSDP. Obviously there is a widening gap between people dependent on agriculture and income from this sector. Exceptional performance by Haryana in secondary and tertiary sectors has catapulted the state amongst the industrially most developed states in the country. Haryana is marketed as offering superior locational advantage on the outskirt of national capital. The state also faces a strange dichotomy in terms of demonstrating very poor social indicators. This cannot be regarded as a good situation for the state. This prompts writing of this book.