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INDIAN ECONOMY. Four Drivers and an Accelerator. It is said that the only way to describe the future is to shape it. As. Gordon Gibbons had commented ³that. The chapters in this volume provide a comprehensive review of almost all- important aspects of the Indian economy. They also convey much of the flavor of the. Abstract: This paper is a short history of the Indian economy since Keywords: India, growth history, political economy, corruption.

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The spice trade between India and Europe was the main catalyst for the Age of Discovery. The inscription shown, is a Sanskrit invocation of Lord Shiva. The combination of protectionist , import-substitution , Fabian socialism , and social democratic -inspired policies governed India for sometime after the end of British rule. The economy was then characterised by extensive regulation, protectionism , public ownership of large monopolies, pervasive corruption and slow growth. Evidence of well-planned streets, a drainage system and water supply reveals their knowledge of urban planning , which included the first-known urban sanitation systems and the existence of a form of municipal government. Both the Malabar and Coromandel Coasts were the sites of important trading centres from as early as the first century BC, used for import and export as well as transit points between the Mediterranean region and southeast Asia. Historians Tapan Raychaudhuri and Irfan Habib claim this state patronage for overseas trade came to an end by the thirteenth century AD, when it was largely taken over by the local Parsi, Jewish, Syrian Christian and Muslim communities, initially on the Malabar and subsequently on the Coromandel coast. These traders built a Hindu temple , which suggests commerce was active and prosperous for Indians by the 17th century. Villages paid a portion of their agricultural produce as revenue to the rulers, while their craftsmen received a part of the crops at harvest time for their services. Silver coin of the Gupta dynasty , 5th century AD. Mughal era — See also: Muslin trade in Bengal and Economy of the Kingdom of Mysore The Indian economy was large and prosperous under the Mughal Empire , up until the 18th century. The Mughal economy functioned on an elaborate system of coined currency, land revenue and trade. Gold, silver and copper coins were issued by the royal mints which functioned on the basis of free coinage.

It also established a system of railways and telegraphs, a civil service that aimed to be free from political interference, a common-law and an adversarial legal system. However, at the end of colonial rule, India inherited an economy that was one of the poorest in the developing world, [] with industrial development stalled, agriculture unable to feed a rapidly growing population, a largely illiterate and unskilled labour force, and extremely inadequate infrastructure.

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Subsequently, the policy of discriminating protection where certain important industries were given financial protection by the state , coupled with the Second World War, saw the development and dispersal of industries, encouraging rural—urban migration, and in particular the large port cities of Bombay , Calcutta and Madras grew rapidly. Despite this, only one-sixth of India's population lived in cities by Leaders of the Indian independence movement and economic historians have blamed colonial rule for the dismal state of India's economy in its aftermath and argued that financial strength required for industrial development in Britain was derived from the wealth taken from India.

At the same time, right-wing historians have countered that India's low economic performance was due to various sectors being in a state of growth and decline due to changes brought in by colonialism and a world that was moving towards industrialisation and economic integration.

Economic historian Prasannan Parthasarathi presented earnings data which showed real wages and living standards in 18th century Bengal and Mysore being higher than in Britain, which in turn had the highest living standards in Europe.

Steel, mining, machine tools, telecommunications, insurance, and power plants, among other industries, were effectively nationalised in the mids. Figures are inflation-adjusted to International Geary-Khamis dollars.

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Tata, when Tata suggested state-owned companies should be profitable [] Jawaharlal Nehru , the first prime minister of India , along with the statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis , formulated and oversaw economic policy during the initial years of the country's independence. They expected favourable outcomes from their strategy, involving the rapid development of heavy industry by both public and private sectors , and based on direct and indirect state intervention, rather than the more extreme Soviet-style central command system.

I even need the government's permission for the salary I pay to a senior executive. No effort was ever made under the British rule to develop permanent me Ans of irrigation.

Lack of Proper Input: Low level of technology, lack of irrigation facility and negligible use of fertilizers, added to aggravate the plight of the farmers and contributed to the dismal level of agricultural productivity.

Ans : - 1 Discriminatory Tariff Policy : The British Government allowed tariff free export of raw materials from India and tariff free import of British industrial products into India.

But a heavy duty on the export of Indian handicrafts products. It leads to decay of handicrafts industry in India.

Due to low cost and better quality product produced by machine forced the Indian craftsmen to shut down the handicraft Industry in India. This changed the pattern of demand in India against the Indian products and in favour of British products.

As a result, the Indian Industry tended to Perish iv More market for British Goods :- An introduction of railways facilitated the trAnsportation of the British products to different parts of the country. As a result, the size of the market for the low cost British product expanded while it started shrinking for the high cost Indian products.

The British East India Company, following their conquest of Bengal in , had forced open the large Indian market to British goods, which could be sold in India without tariffs or duties , compared to local Indian producers who were heavily taxed , while in Britain protectionist policies such as bans and high tariffs were implemented to restrict Indian textiles from being sold there, whereas raw cotton was imported from India without tariffs to British factories which manufactured textiles from Indian cotton and sold them back to the Indian market.

British economic policies gave them a monopoly over India's large market and cotton resources.

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It also established a system of railways and telegraphs, a civil service that aimed to be free from political interference, a common-law and an adversarial legal system. However, at the end of colonial rule, India inherited an economy that was one of the poorest in the developing world, [] with industrial development stalled, agriculture unable to feed a rapidly growing population, a largely illiterate and unskilled labour force, and extremely inadequate infrastructure.

Subsequently, the policy of discriminating protection where certain important industries were given financial protection by the state , coupled with the Second World War, saw the development and dispersal of industries, encouraging rural—urban migration, and in particular the large port cities of Bombay , Calcutta and Madras grew rapidly.

Despite this, only one-sixth of India's population lived in cities by Leaders of the Indian independence movement and economic historians have blamed colonial rule for the dismal state of India's economy in its aftermath and argued that financial strength required for industrial development in Britain was derived from the wealth taken from India.

At the same time, right-wing historians have countered that India's low economic performance was due to various sectors being in a state of growth and decline due to changes brought in by colonialism and a world that was moving towards industrialisation and economic integration.

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Economic historian Prasannan Parthasarathi presented earnings data which showed real wages and living standards in 18th century Bengal and Mysore being higher than in Britain, which in turn had the highest living standards in Europe.

Steel, mining, machine tools, telecommunications, insurance, and power plants, among other industries, were effectively nationalised in the mids.

Figures are inflation-adjusted to International Geary-Khamis dollars. Tata, when Tata suggested state-owned companies should be profitable [] Jawaharlal Nehru , the first prime minister of India , along with the statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis , formulated and oversaw economic policy during the initial years of the country's independence.

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