India's economic performance in the post-reforms period: A tale of mixed messages

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This chapter reviews India’s economic performance in the two decades since economic reforms were undertaken in the early 1990s. The report card is mixed with impressive performance on several indicators such as growth rates, size of the economy, poverty reduction, per capita income, and rising affluence of large sections of the population coexisting with dismal performance on health, food security and under nutrition. This chapter contains a comparison of India with China and Vietnam using the recently introduced concept of multidimensional poverty, and shows that India lags behind her Asian neighbours on several welfare
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalisation and the Challenges of Development in Contemporary India
EditorsSita Venkateswar, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789811004544
ISBN (Print)9789811004537
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameDynamics of Asian Development
ISSN (Print)2198-9923
ISSN (Electronic)2198-9931


  • food security
  • undernutrition
  • stunting
  • wasting
  • multidimensional depravation

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