International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - ACSEE 2013
Author(s) : AURO KUMAR SAHOO, NARESH CHANDRA SAHU
This paper tries to explore the presence of resource curse hypothesis in 11 mineral rich states of India. To carry out the empirical investigation, cross correlation has been estimated between quality of life indicators and mineral production in 11 major mining states of India. The present study is completely based upon secondary sources of data which are extracted from different sources of Government of India. To find out the relationship between quality of life indicators with mining activities, we have taken into account the quality of life indicators such as, educational attainment, life expectancy, tele-density and electrified villages of mining states. In addition, socio-economic indicators such as, per capita income, unemployment rate, poverty ratio and mining employment are used to unravel the relationship between mining activities and development. Cross tabulation of correlation has been adopted for the analysis of data. The result of the present investigation reveals that there is a presence of resource curse in India’s mineral rich states.