Submitted to: Miss Preeti Singh

Submitted by:
Nitin mishra Roll No.: RS1902B42 Reg. No.: 10900970 Section: RS1902



The project is an illuminating journey to the world of Managerial Economics. Co-operation and co-ordination of various people is involved in the creation of a project. It is impossible to thank each of them individually, but I am making a humble effort thank some of them.

First of all I want to thank my lecturer MISS PREETI SINGH for assigning me such a great project. She not only assigned me a responsible role in the project but also showed confidence in me throughout the project.

With my immense reverence I express my sincere thanks to Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Dean Executive of Lovely Professional University for giving all of us the best possible support.


This is to certify that NITIN MISHRA, is a bonafide student of 1st semester of MBA, SECTION-RS1902, ROLL NO.-B42 at LOVELY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY, Phagwara (Punjab).

He had undertaken the preparation of the term paper ³NATIONAL INCOME AND STANDARD OF LIVING OF DEVELOPING NATION´. This student has been sincere and methodical in the development of the project with outstanding merit.


³The sum total of the market value of final goods and services produced in a country in one year known as national income.´

some countries are not wealthy and some countries are in-between. Under such circumstances, it would be difficult to evaluate the performance of an economy. Performance of an economy is directly proportionate to the amount of goods and services produced in an economy. Measuring national income is also important to chalk out the future course of the economy. It also broadly indicates people standard of living.

Income can be measured by Gross National Product (GNP), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Gross National Income (GNI), Net National Product (NNP) and Net National Income (NNI). 

National income is important because of following reasonsTo see the economic development of the country. To assess the developmental objectives.

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To know the contribution of the various sectors to National Income Helpful in formulating future plan Knowledge of development rate Comparative study Helpful in determination of fiscal and monetary policies Knowledge of structural changes 

Calculation of National Income

The first attempt to calculate National Income of India was made by Dadabhai Naroji in 1867 68. This was followed by several other methods. The first scientific method was made by Prof. V.K.R Rao in 1931-32. But this was not very satisfactory. The first official attempt was made by Prof.P.C.Mahalnobis in 1948-49, who submitted his report in 1954. There are various methods for calculating the national income such as production method, income method, expenditure method etc 

Production Method
The production method gives us national income or national product based on the final value of the produce and the origin of the produce in terms of the industry.

All producing units are classified sector wise.

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Primary sector is divided into agriculture, fisheries, animal husbandry. Secondary sector consists of manufacturing. Tertiary sector is divided into trade, transport, communication, banking, insurance etc. 

Income Method:
Different factors of production are paid for their productive services rendered to an organization. The various incomes that includes in these methods are wages, income of self employed, interest, profit, dividend, rents, and surplus of public sector and net flow of income from abroad.

Expenditure Method:
The various sectors such as the household sector, the government sector, the business sector, either spend their income on consumer goods and services or they save a part of their income. These can be categorized as private consumption expenditure, private investment, public consumption, public investment etc. 

Difficulties in Calculation of National Income In India there are various difficulties in calculating the national incomes .The most severe one is the finding of reliable data. Most of the time, it is based on assumptions. Soon after independence the National Income Committee was formed to collect data and estimate National Income. The two major problems which remain in the calculation of National Income are: 

Most of the data is not from the current year.  Even if current data are available then values are underreported. 

Errors and Omissions - this is a problem in collecting and calculating statistics. This is a

problem as people hide what they earn and firms hide their output, to avoid paying tax, this is the black economy also known as the "ray gun" 
Over recording of figures (Double Counting) - This is losing all perks as you are not

revived and incomes are being counted multiple times. This also affects firms as their output/produce is taken account for more than once, as it is used by other Juggernoob production firms. 
Over Recording of incomes (Double Counting) - As people pay taxes their incomes are

taking into account, and used to pay such things as benefits and pensions, if these are also counted sleight of hand is in progress. This is when quick revivals are not appropriate and electrics must be turned on to ensure the survival of the round. 

Some of the important uses of national income data as follows- 


Per capita income is obtained by dividing the national income by the total population of the country. it indicates the average availability of the goods and service to the people of the country. Higher the per capita income higher the availability of goods and service on an average to the people so higher the standard of living 

The standard of living of the people of a country is determine by what people spend on consumer goods and service like on food clothing housing education and other necessities comfort and other luxuries higher the expenditure on consumption higher is the standard of living .national income data when estimated through expenditure method reveals consumption expenditure and investment expenditure..if the total consumption expenditure is divided by total population we get per capita consumption expenditure. this per capita expenditure indicates the average standard of living of the people of a country. If this is rising over the year the general standard of living of the people can also be said to be rising . 

We can compare the economy of any two country on the basis of their national income data. we can know whether country rich or poor. we can know how much important agriculture or any other occupation in a country in comparison to other countries. We can also know the level and pattern of consumption and investment in different countries. we can also compare the standard of living of two countries on the basis of per capita income. we can also know the rate of growth .

Economic Development of India

The economic development of India was dominated by socialist-influenced policies, state-owned sectors, and red tape & extensive regulations, collectively known as "License Raj". It led the country and its economy isolated from the world economy. However the scenario started changing from the mid-1980s, when India began opening up its market slowly through economic liberalization. The policy played a huge impact on the economic development of India. The Indian economic development got a boost through its economic reform in 1991 and again through its renewal in the 2000s. Since then, the face of economic development of India has changed completely.

The economic reform of 1991 played a pivotal role in the economic development of India. Reaping its benefit, the growth of the country reached around 7.5% in the late 2000s. It is also expected to double the average income within a decade. According to the analysts, if India can push more fundamental market reforms, it will be able to sustain the rate and can even achieve the government target of 10% by 2011. 

India Economic Development:
India is world¶s 12th largest economy and also the 4th largest in terms of purchasing power parity adjusted exchange rates (PPP). It is the 128th largest in the world on per capita basis and 118th by PPP. However, states have a major role to play in the economic development of India. There are few states which have higher annualized 1999-2008 growth rates comparing to others. The growth rates for the states like Gujarat (8.8%), Haryana (8.7%) and Delhi (7.4%) are

considerably higher than other states like Bihar (5.1%), Uttar Pradesh (4.4%) and Madhya Pradesh (3.5%). 

Economic Development the Decisive Factors
The economic development of India largely depends upon a few factors, which prove to be decisive. According to the World Bank, for a better economic development, India needs to give due priorities in various issues like infrastructure, public sector reform, agricultural and rural development, reforms in lagging states, removal of labor regulations and HIV/AIDS. 

Agriculture, along with other allied sectors like fishing, forestry, and logging play a major role in the economic development in India. In 2005, these sectors accounted for almost 18.6% of the GDP. India holds the second position worldwide in terms of farm output. It also generated works for 60% of the total workforce. Though, currently seeing a steady decline of its share in the GDP, it is still the largest economic sector of the country.

In India, a steady growth has been observed in the yields per unit area of all the crops since 1950. And the reason behind this is the fact that, special emphasis was given on agriculture in the fiveyear plans. In 1965, the country saw green revolution. Improvements came in the various areas like irrigation, technology, provision of agricultural credit, application of modern agricultural practices and subsidies.

India has done considerably well in agriculture and allied sectors. The country is the world¶s largest producer of tea, coconut, cashew nuts, black pepper, turmeric, ginger and milk. India also has the largest cattle population in the world. It is world¶s second largest producer of sugar, rice,

wheat and inland fish. It is in the third position in the list of tobacco producers in the world. India also produces 10% of the overall fruit production in the world, holding the first position in banana and spot production. 

Industrial Output
India occupies 14th position in the world in industrial output. The manufacturing sector along with gas, electricity, quarrying and mining account for 27.5% of the country¶s GDP. It also employs 17% of total workers. The economic reforms of 1991 brought a number of foreign companies to the Indian market. As a result, it saw the privatization of several pubic sector industries. Expansion in the production of FMCG (Fast-moving Consumer Goods) started taking place. Indian companies started facing foreign competitions, including the cheap Chinese imports. However, they managed to handle it by cutting down costs, refurbishing management, banking on technology and low labor costs and concentrating on new products designing. 

In services output, India occupies 15th spot in the world. Around 23% of the total workforce in India works in service industry. This is also the sector which provides quick growth with a growth rate of 7.5% during 1991-2000 from 4.5% in 1951-80. With a substantial growth in IT sector, a number of foreign consumers showing interests in India¶s service exports as India has

got low cost, educated, highly skilled workers in abundance. Besides this, ITES-BPO sector has also become a big source of employment for a number of youths. 

Banking and Finance
Since liberalization, India has seen substantial banking reforms. On one hand, one could see the mergers of banks, competitiveness and reducing government interference, on the other hand one can also see the presence of several private and foreign players in the banking and insurance sectors. Currently the banking sector in India has got maturity in terms of supply, reach-even and product range. The Indian banks are also said to have clean, transparent and strong balance sheets comparing to their Asian counterparts.

Standard of living
The standard of living refers to the quality and quantity of goods and services available to people, and the way these goods and services are distributed within a population in India India GDP and Standard of Living are closely related as GDP features among the significant factors in the assessment of the standard of living. Standard of living comprises quality as well as amount of commodities offered for consumption by the citizens and the distribution system.  Factors required for the assessment of the standard of living includes:

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Rate of poverty Per capita income and income inequality Standard of education

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Medical facilities Life expectancy Social rights Safety Infrastructural development Environmental condition Cultural resources

The idea of a 'standard' may be contrasted with the quality of life Quality of life

Quality of life is the degree of well-being felt by an individual or group of people. Quality of life cannot be measured directly, however the perception of QOL is made up of two components: the physical and the psychological.... which takes into account not only the material standard of living, but also other more intangible aspects that make up human life, such as leisure, safety, cultural resources, social life, physical health, environmental quality issues etc. More complex means of measuring well-being must be employed to make such judgments, and these are very often political, thus controversial. Even between two nations or societies that have similar material standards of living, quality of life factors may in fact make one of these places more attractive to a given individual or group.

Standard of living in India
Standard of living in India is low but improving.

As of 2005, 85.7% of the population lives on less than $2.50 (PPP) a day, down from 92.5% in 1981. This compares with 80.5% in Sub-Saharan Africa. 75.6% of the population lives on less than $2 a day (PPP), which is around 20 rupees or $0.5 a day in nominal terms. It was down from 86.6% and compares with 73.0% in Sub-Saharan Africa.[ A 24.3% of the population earned less than $1 (PPP, around $0.25 in nominal terms) a day in 2005, down from 42.1% in 1981.41.6% of its population is living below the new international poverty line of $1.25 (PPP) per day, down from 59.8% in 1981.The single most common indicator used to quantify standard of living is the per capita purchasing power parity (PPP) adjusted gross domestic product (GDP). In 2007, the per capita PPP-adjusted GDP for India was US$2,659. These figures can be compared to $5,292 for neighboring China. With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, clocked at an average growth rate of 8% between 2004-2005, India is fast on its way to becoming a large and globally important consumer economy. The Indian middle class, estimated to be 300 million people by Indian standard (but much lower by European or North American standard), is fast becoming used to Western culture. If current trends continue, Indian per capita purchasing power parity will grow to be approximately one third that of the developed world by the middle of the 21st century. In 2006, 22 percent of Indians lived under the poverty line. India aims to eradicate poverty by 2020.

The standard of living in India shows large disparity. For example, rural areas of India exist with very basic (or even non-existent) medical facilities, while cities boast of world class medical

establishments. Similarly, The very latest machinery may be used in some construction projects, but many construction workers work without mechanization in most projects


Since independence, India has allocated nearly half of the total outlay of the five-year plans for infrastructural development. Much of the total outlay was spent on large projects in the area of irrigation, energy, transport, communications and social overheads. Development of infrastructure was completely in the hands of the public sector and was plagued by corruption, bureaucratic inefficiencies, urban-bias and an inability to scale investment.

India's low spending on power, construction, transportation, telecommunications and real estate, at $31 billion or 6% of GDP, compared to China's spending of $260 billion or 20% of its GDP in 2002 has prevented India from sustaining a growth rate of around 8%. This has prompted the government to partially open up infrastructure to the private sector allowing foreign investment. India holds second position in the world in roadways' construction, more than twice that of China.As of 31 December 2005, there were an estimated 835,000 broadband lines in India. Low tele-density is the major hurdle for slow pickup in broadband services. Over 76% of the broadband lines were via DSL and the rest via cable modems.

A 2007 study by the Asian Development Bank showed that in 20 cities the average duration of water supply was only 4.3 hours per day. No city had a continuous water supply. The longest duration of supply was 12 hours per day in Chandigarh, and the lowest was 0.3 hours per day in Rajkot. Some 400 million Indians do not have access to a proper toilet. Open defecation is widespread even in urban areas of India










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