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Why Telangana needs Hyderabad – G Naga Sridhar & Amit Mitra ఆగస్ట్ 10, 2013

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Why Telangana needs Hyderabad
G Naga Sridhar and Amit Mitra, Business Line, 9 August 2013

Now that the Congress and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) have announced their backing for Telangana’s Statehood, the economic prospects and growth potential of India’s proposed 29th State have once more come to the fore.

The Telangana region, comprising 10 of the 23 districts in Andhra Pradesh, has a larger area than the other two regions, Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra. Excluding Hyderabad, Telangana sprawls over 1.14 lakh sq km, while the four districts of Rayalaseema cover 67,000 sq km and the nine coastal districts encompass 92,800 sq km.

Fundamentally, the Telangana economy is vibrant, thanks to the contributions from Hyderabad and Rangareddy districts.

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Telangana’s broad economic parameters, such as the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP), which is the total value of goods and services produced in a given year, and standard of living as indicated by per capita income, appear to be sound vis-à-vis the Andhra and Rayalaseema regions. The aggregate gross district domestic product of the proposed state’s 10 districts in 2009-10, stood at approximately Rs 2,16,281 crore.

That was a little less than half of Andhra Pradesh’s Rs 4,90,411 crore GSDP in the same period. Indeed, if the Andhra and Rayalaseema regions were to be taken individually, Telangana’s contribution to the State Domestic Product was the highest. This was obviously driven by a strong contribution from Hyderabad as can be seen in the table. (మరింత…)