Accession Number : AD0632270

Title :   INDIAN TRANSPORTATION: A SECTORAL APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENTAL CONSTRAINTS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Carlin,Alan

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The mode-by-mode analysis of Indian transportation has turned up two principal problems, the likelihood of unnecessary investment in the railroads due to an inappropriate rate structure and discrimination against highway transportation. Generalizations can be made as to the underlying reasons for these and other transportation problems discussed. Perhaps two themes can be discerned. One is the continuing position of dominance that the Railways have been able to maintain in many areas by virtue of the fact that they are a well established government ministry rather than the economic merits of their services. The other is the conflicting transportation policies pursued by different branches of the Indian Government. While the general country constraints have a role to play in formulating broad development strategy, there is sufficient difference between them and the more specific problems brought out to suggest the importance of sectoral analyses of constraints. The importance of such a sectoral analysis for developing a policy for administering foreign aid to transportation is evidence; studies of a number of sectors will also greatly aid in reaching valid conclusions about the more general constraints on Indian development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDIA, TRANSPORTATION), ECONOMICS, RAILROADS, ROADS, COSTS, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), COMMERCE, MONEY, FOREIGN AID

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE