Institutional Infrastructure in India | Original Article
The present study indicates the development for the selected dimensions of institutional infrastructure in India. It provides details about the construction of composite indices in respective dimensions of institutional infrastructure. It explains the construct over five points of time covering the period 1971-2008. In addition dealing with the extent and pattern of inter-State disparities in the levels of development during this period provides a brief introduction to the respective dimension and justifies the selection of variables therein. Further, this paper takes account of the trend in development levels, examines possibilities of absolute and conditional convergence and also determines the main sources of development at different points of time. The institutional infrastructure dimensional indices are then used as input variables to the construct of a composite index of overall development.