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A K Bhattacharya: India's breakout states?

India’s average annual economic growth during the seven-year period since the United Progressive Alliance formed its government at the Centre in 2004-05 is estimated at 8.5 per cent. The growth figure for the eight-year period under UPA will be a bit lower after incorporating the 2011-12 performance, which is expected to be 6.9 per cent. That should be a cause for concern because with the growth prospects for the current year looking not too bright, analysts have every reason to wonder if the UPA’s good run with economic growth will fizzle out in the remaining two years of its ...