North-South Project

media-3The Economic Times, Bangalore, May 7, 2013:
Quality of governance results in southern states surging ahead

Quality of governance and better leadership has led to southern states surging ahead of their northern counterparts, widening the gap in terms of per capita income and poverty between the south and north, says a study.Per capita incomes in the south (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala) have risen fast and poverty has declined in recent years and the reason is quality of governance, better leadership and political stability, according to study conducted by the Public Affairs Centre.(read more)

The Hindu, Bangalore, May 8, 2013:
South surges ahead of north in economic growth

Over the last half century, the southern States (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala) have pulled ahead of northern States in economic growth. This is what the new study of the Public Affairs Centre on India’s north-south divide has revealed.The study by Samuel Paul and Kala S. Sridhar states that in 2009-10, the average poverty rate (rural and urban areas combined) in the southern States was 19 per cent, while it was 38 per cent in the northern states.(read more)

The New Indian Express, Bangalore, May 8, 2013:
Southern states fare better: Study

South Indian states fare better than Northern states in terms of education, literacy, employment and many other parameters, according to a study by Public Affairs Centre (PAC), a Bangalore-based not-for-profit organisation. As part of the study ‘India’s North-South Economic Divide’, Samuel Paul, founder, PAC, and Kala S Sridhar, head, Public Policy Research Group, analysed historical data and other factors that have contributed to the performances.(read more)

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