By Dr Sachidanand Sinha
The author is Professor of Geography, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. firstname.lastname@example.org
The primary aim of generating indicators of development, defined in varying terms, is to generate information in quantitative and qualitative terms, to critically examine who gets what, where and how.
During the recently concluded parliamentary elections one heard a lot about the ‘Gujarat model’ of development and governance. In the past there has been a lot of debate about the ‘Kerala model’. Now, what are the factors that comprise the Gujarat and Kerala models of development? We know reasonably well that over the decades Kerala has done much better on the social front than other Indian states. It has attained near 100 per cent literacy and has the lowest infant...