Kerala's Economic Development by B A Prakash

By B A Prakash

The well known 'Kerala version' of improvement has been the point of interest of dialogue for the prior numerous years and the 1st variation of this ebook, released in 1999, was once an important contribution to that discuss. This revised variation focuses no longer loads at the extra well-researched determinants of Kerala's good fortune yet at the hitherto missed fiscal backwardness of the nation, the commercial reforms applied because the early Nineties, the large monetary adjustments in the course of the Nineteen Nineties, and the commercial difficulties and improvement matters dealing with Kerala this day.

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The banks transfer the money to their branches in other states for issuing loans. The basic problem is that Keralites are not willing to borrow money from the banks and invest in productive or service activities in the state. Due to this, the CDR, which indicates the rate of utilisation of the bank deposits, has registered a continuous decline during the 1990s. 8). The unfavourable climate created by the political ideology discouraging private investment, the activities of the political parties, the militancy of trade unions, and the resistance to modernisation and technological change have also contributed to the low private investment and capital outflows to other states.

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Minimum wage requirements were imposed in all the industries. Economic Backwardness and Economic Reforms in Kerala 43 The educational policy was to promote education through public ownership or providing state aid to schools, arts and science colleges and technical institutions. Though there has been a hike in the demand for professional courses, stringent government policies do not allow private investment in this sector. Allowing the private sector to start professional institutions like medical colleges, engineering colleges, institutes of science and technology, and institutes of management is not encouraged.

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