September 5, 2016

900+ Pages - Telangana Economy Class Notes - for TSPSC Group 2

I. Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges
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1. Growth and Development : Concepts of Growth and Development –Relationship between Growth and Development
2. Measures of Economic Growth: National Income- Definition, Concepts and Methods of measuring National Income; Nominal and Real Income.
3. Poverty and Unemployment : Concepts of Poverty – Income based Poverty and Non-Income based poverty ; Measurement of Poverty; Unemployment- Definition, Types of Unemployment
4. Planning in Indian Economy : Objectives, Priorities, Strategies, and Achievements of Five year Plans – 12th FYP; Inclusive Growth – NITI Aayog
II. Economy and Development of Telangana
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1. Telangana Economy in undivided Andhra Pradesh (1956-2014)- Deprivations (Water (Bachavat Committee), Finances (Lalit, Bhargava, Wanchu Committees) and Employment( Jai Bharat Committee, Girgilan Committee) and Under Development.
2. Land Reforms in Telangana : Abolition of Intermediaries: Zamindari, Jagirdari and Inamdari; Tenancy Reforms ; Land ceiling; Land alienation in Scheduled Areas
3. Agriculture and Allied Sectors: Share of Agriculture and Allied sectors in GSDP; Distribution of land holdings; Dependence on Agriculture; Irrigation- Sources of Irrigation; Problems of Dry land Agriculture; Agricultural credit.
4. Industry and Service Sectors: Industrial Development; Structure and Growth of Industry sector Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector; Industrial Infrastructure; Industrial Policy of Telangana; Structure and Growth of Service sector.
III. Issues of Development and Change
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1. Development Dynamics: Regional Inequalities in India – Social Inequalities - Caste, Ethnicity (tribe), Gender and Religion; Migration; Urbanisation.
2. Development and Displacement: Land Acquisition Policy; Resettlement and Rehabilitation.
3. Economic Reforms: Growth, Poverty and Inequalities – Social Development (education and health); Social Transformation; Social Security.
4. Sustainable Development: Concept and Measurement; Sustainable Development Goals.


July 21, 2016

Salankayana Dynasty - Andhra History

  • Salankayana means ‘Vrishabam’ (holy bull). (Appsc Group 2-2011) & name derived from Gothra name. They were the feudatories of Ikshvakus.
  • Capital City : Vengi/Eluru (West Godavari of Andhra Pradesh).
  • Period: Ruled from 300 to 440 AD.
  • Caste: Brahmins (belief).
  • Symbol of Salankayana: Vrishabam
  • Salankayana greatly patronized Shaivism. (Appsc Group 2-2011).  The Word Salankayana indicates Nandi, the bull of Shiva.
  • 4 coins belong to them found at Ghantasala.
  • Information is available from 10 dhanashasana’s issued by them.
  • According to this inscriptions,
  • They called them as progenitors of Vishwamitra.
  • They called them as Bappa battaraka Pada battaraka.
  • Worshiper of foot of father and fore fathers.
  • Worshiper of Chitra Ratha Swamy.
  • A god in chariot – Sun god.
  • In Ptolemy’s opinion, the people called “salankaini” are located to the west of the river Godavari.

 Important Kings of Salankayana Dynasty: