Government Expenditure in India: Level, Growth and Composition
Publication dateJan, 1993
DetailsReport submitted to the World Bank.
AuthorsM. Govinda Rao and Tapas K. Sen
It examines the trends in Central and State government expenditures since 1974-75 in terms of both budgetary categories and economic and functional classification. The study attempts to explain the trends as an outcome of the operation of various interest group politics. It highlights the phenomenal increase in current expenditure during the eighties. The study also brings out how the increasing divergence in expenditure levels among the States had tended to rise and tries to identify the underlying factors.