A Document by Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu
5.09% Prakasam: 6.80% Guntur: 4.81% Krishna: 7.01% West Godavari: 5.79% East Godavari: 6.46% Visakhapatnam: 9.65% Vizianagaram: 5.81% Srikakulam:6.58% you can see these trends - these are long term trends aggregate economic growth over 13 years for each district. The facts speak for themselves.” “
I have given plenty of statistical evidence to show that Telengana districts are growing fast economically”
He also goes onto say in a TV interview that
backwardness is not specific to Telangana”
I teach Maths to students. The first thing I tell them in a percentages class is to never compare two things merely based on their percentages. Becausepercentages always have a base and without looking at the base on which they are calculated, there is every chance they present a very skewed picture andcan even mislead. Any class 6 student will know this fundamental logic about Percentages. Looks like JP needs a refresher course in Percentages and I willbe glad to do it.Let me take a parallel and explain this further. Let me take 3 countries and talk about their average growth rates.
Annual average GDP growth rate from 1990 to 2008 is 2%. In the last 6 years, this rate is somewhere close to 2.5%
Annual average GDP growth rate from 1990 to 2008 is 4.7 %. In the last 6 years, this rate is somewhere close to 8%
Annual average GDP growth rate from 1990 to 2008 is 2.4 %. In the last 6 years, this rate is somewhere close to 10%
(All these statistics are taken from UN’s Official website)
Going by the logic of Mr JP, the most developed country should be either country2 or country 3 and country 1 should be the most backward. Let me revealwhat those countries are,
Country 1: United States of America (USA)Country 2: IndiaCountry 3: Ethiopia
As I stated earlier, percentages never reveal the true picture. They should be looked at along with the actual numbers. Since USA already has a higher base,its growth rate would obviously be low compared to India and Ethiopia. Though Ethiopia is growing at a rate that is 4 times to that of USA, it cannot betermed as prosperous and USA as backward.