Challenges and Issues in Indian Fiscal Federalism

  • Naseer Ahmed Khan

Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fiscal Federalism and Resolving the Fiscal Imbalances

  3. Fiscal Decentralization for High Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Naseer Ahmed Khan, M. P. Muhammed Riyas
      Pages 77-87
    3. Sajad Ahmad Bhat, Aadil Ahmad Ganaie, Naseer Ahmed Khan, Bandi Kamaiah
      Pages 107-120
  4. Emerging Issues

About this book


This book discusses various dimensions of Indian fiscal federalism, focusing on the current fiscal imbalances – both vertical and horizontal – and their correction. Throwing light on different angles of this subject, it presents well-researched papers, which are divided into three sections. The first section, ‘Fiscal federalism and resolving the fiscal imbalances’, includes five chapters that discuss this theme and also explain the various strategies to remove the existing imbalances in India. ‘Fiscal decentralization for high growth’ which is the second section, explains how decentralisation leads to high economic growth and showcases empirical evidence from a few Indian states that are flourishing due to this policy. The third section, ‘Emerging issues’ offers six chapters describing several existing key concerns in fiscal federalism that have a major impact on achieving India’s development goals. Including contributions from leading academics in this field, the book will be of great interest to research scholars and policy makers alike.

Besides addressing the core issue of fiscal imbalances and ways to correct them, the [chapters] touch on several issues confronting the Indian fiscal system at the centre , state and local levels. The [chapters] are well researched and well argued. The book is a valuable addition to the literature on Fiscal Federalism.

– Dr. C. Rangarajan, Ex-Governor of Reserve Bank of India; Chairman, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India.


Cooperative Federalism Fiscal Transfer Fiscal Decentralization Economic Growth Fiscal Deficit

Editors and affiliations

  • Naseer Ahmed Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EconomicsUniversity of HyderabadHyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6216-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6217-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-0012
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-0020
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