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Introduction
We observe, more often than not, large differences between the incomes of different regions within the same country. The same is observed even between towns within a state, districts within a city, areas within district and so on and so forth. While reasons for such differences are more obvious at national and sub national levels, they become more complex as and when we get to smaller and smaller zones. This has caught the attention of many in the past and has generated enormous amounts of literature. Most theories have sought the help of ‘economic geography’ and its diversity to explain such incomes differences. We shall try and look at some of these explanations in the context of regional development.
An attempt to explain regional differences takes us back to the early 1900’s when sub-national and regional issues began to assume greater importance . Historically, the state had been instrumental in shaping up the geography of regions in the developing world. The era of the late 1900’s saw a paradigm shift when the state settled down to play less of an interventioni…
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