This paper explains the pattern and determinants of economic growth of major Indian states during the period of 1960-2008. Particularly, the study analyses the growth pattern of Tamil Nadu and also intra-state growth pattern. The inter-state and intra-state differentials are analyzed with the comparison of growth of per capita State Domestic Product (SDP) and per capita District Domestic Product (DDP) for the period of 1960-2008. The core objective of this study is to examine the issue of instability and volatility of growth at inter and intra state level and analyze the factors causing such disturbance in growth.
growth pattern income sectoral contribution income level differentials growth differentials volatility of growth intrastate disparities