ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Selective Development and Widening Disparities in Gujarat

in Gujarat Indira Hirway Gujarat is characterised by stark regional disparities in levels of development and poverty. Hi-tech industrialisation in a few well-endowed areas has been coupled with neglect of the relatively backward areas. This selective path of development in the long run will put constraints on the growth rate of the state economy, which in turn will affect the poor adversely since they will not get enough employment. Any number of programmes of poverty eradication cannot compensate for lack of sustainable and healthy development of the economy.

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