Why Kerala is a development model and Uttar Pradesh a basket case
Unlike in UP, Kerala's elites united under the banner of sub-nationalism to demand public goods and greater spending on social welfare
One of the most striking features of the Indian economy is its sheer diversity. Not only do income levels vary widely across states but other socioeconomic attributes such as fertility and literacy levels also vary dramatically across states. Such large intra-country variations in the world’s largest democracy have spurred several social scientists to try and locate the roots of the divergence.