Many critics have correctly argued that the mere creation of smaller states out of the existing bigger ones does not guarantee good governance and faster and inclusive economic development. The initiative for the creation of new states rests with the central government and Parliament. But the first step must be the immediate establishment of a second states reorganization commission that will redraw state boundaries using parameters to ensure better governance and administration.
Opinion A new vision for election manifestos In this third part of the series, we look at the former state of Andhra Pradesh, which includes both Seemandhra and Telangana. Seemandhra consists of a large coastal line and the Krishna and Godavari deltas with generally rich agro-climatic conditions.
Telangana, on the other hand, includes Hyderabad and the rich mineral belt in its northern districts of Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar and Warangal. Though Andhra has far richer land in terms of its agriculture potential, this is not the case with much of Telangana.
However, even without factoring in Hyderabad, we know that Telangana has similar incomes on a per-capita basis. So how does Telangana manage it?
Though it has less fertile land, it has far richer mineral resources as mentioned above. This has also enabled the growth of industry in the state.
The fact that there is a large proportion of wasteland and lower proportion of forests will enable it to ramp up both mining and mining-based industry. This is not unusual— states that have stronger economies do tend to show higher levels of inequality as well. But they also have lower levels of poverty—something we do not observe in the Telangana and Seemandhra comparison.
Click here for enlarge What is more interesting is the location of pockets of poverty. The coastal areas in Seemandhra, which are its richest part, also have the most intense pockets of poverty. We find this pattern not just in Seemandhra but also in many other parts of India.
If you want to find a poor area, look for water. Find the water and chances are you will discover a pocket of poverty somewhere in its vicinity. This pattern holds across rural and urban areas.
What is it about the poor and water? The answer is not that water creates poverty! Simply that when the poor cannot access water through taps in clean bathrooms, they have to live in an area where they can access it.
In urban areas, we tend to find poverty close to river beds, nalas and even broken pipes. In rural areas, water is somewhat easier to access, but wherever there is water, land ownership by the better-off prevents access.
Caste and creed divisions also prevent access to some sources. The problem of water creates its own coordination failures.Recently formed States of India will focus on development and good governance by janardan_prabhu in Types > Presentations. During the period of bifarcation, the term “SEEMANDHRA” found its prominence to represent the newly formed andhra pradesh (coastal andhra& rayalaseema) from telangana.
Seemandhra - rayalaseema and coastal andhra. Combinedly, called as Seemandhra. Economies of Telangana and Seemandhra. So in conclusion the major question in the development race between Telangana and Seemandhra is where will Hyderabad go? As of now, it seems like Telangana will win the race for Hyderabad.
But a lot can happen in ten years. Or Seemandhra, which has its own revenue generation points like Tirupati and. Telangana and. Seemandhra CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES Outside the Hindi- and Bengali-speaking areas — two states speaking the same language have been.
Business and Economy; How Telangana and Seemandhra fought for Hyderabad (and how the battle was won) Book excerpt: Jairam Ramesh, who was closely involved with the bifurcation, recounts the Operating System: ANDROID. Aug 28, · Though Seemandhra – a recent expression denoting coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema - has a population of 5 crore with another estimated 50 lakhs living in Telangana, their unorganised and leaderless protests have not attracted national attention as the region is far away from the media radar – in contrast to Telangana agitation which has Hyderabad as its centre point.