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Fiscal crisis in Kerala, India: An interrogation on state finances

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Economics, Dr. John Matthai Centre, University of Calicut, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 7, Issue (6), Pages 11-20, June,14 (2018)


The size and pattern of public finances of a state has great relevance in the economic and social development of that state. At the same time, it has important implications on human development and long term perspectives of an economy. So, an analysis on Kerala in the context of globalisation pressures, growing expenditure, declining revenue and political uncertainty arising out of anti incumbency trends is very relevant. Because, the state has been confronting deteriorating fiscal condition especially after the 80’s, which is one of the serious issues that could impede the sustainable growth potential. In the context this paper reexamines the trends in state finances of Kerala, which can bring further understandings on state finances.


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