July 8, 2009 6:42:27 pm
Haryana’s economy grew by 11 per cent,highest among all the states,followed by Goa and Bihar between 2005-06 and 2007-08,the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
“During this period,the average annual growth rate varied from 3.9 per cent for Arunachal Pradesh to 11 per cent in Haryana,” Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary
Affairs V Narayanasamy informed the Lower House. During these three years,Goa registered growth of 10.9 per cent while Bihar grew at 10.5 per cent.
The states which registered growth rate below the average growth rate of the country are Arunachal Pradesh,Assam,Jharkhand,Himachal Pradesh,Jammu & Kashmir,Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.
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Further,Manipur,Meghalaya,Mizoram,Nagaland,Orissa,Punjab,Rajasthan,Sikkim,Tamil Nadu,Tripura,Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand and West Bengal also grew below the average growth rate during these three years.
“Inter-state variations in growth rates are largely due to historical difference in initial conditions,natural resource endowments,level of industrialisation and differences in human capital indicators viz education,health,” the Lower House was informed.
Narayanasamy said that the government has been taking several measures to improve the growth rate across the country in a balanced manner.
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