1st Edition

States' Finances in India A Perspective Study for the Plan Periods

By K. Venkataraman Copyright 1968
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1968, States' Finances in India not only provides the first descriptive account of the finances of the states since Indian Independence, but also offers an analysis which successfully puts into perspective national, state and local finance on the one hand and problems of plan financing, taxation, borrowing and public expenditure on the other. The author supports his argument by a series of statistical tables on which he comments concisely, bringing out clearly their main features and implications. His analysis benefits from his practical experience of politics and administration.

    He deals with union-state relations, state-local relations and problems of plan financing and implementation. Most of the statistical tables are aggregated from successive annual reports and will make this a valuable work of reference for economists, administrators and politicians.

    Preface 1. The Subject 2. The Background 3. Overall Trends 4. Financing the State Plans 5. Union-State Relations- I 6. Union-State Relations-II 7. Tax Revenue 8. Tax Efforts of States 9. Trends in Revenue Expenditure 10. Capital Expenditure 11. Problems of Debt and Debt Servicing 12. A Miscellany 13. State Local Relations 14. Conclusion Appendix: The Seventh Schedule of Indian Constitution Bibliography Index


    K. Venkataraman