Growth is never an end in itself. It is a means to an end, especially because by growth one typically means growth in gross State domestic product (GSDP). In the context of a country, GSDP is akin to GDP (gross domestic product), the total value of goods and services produced in a country over a fixed time period, typically one year. GDP isn’t the same as GNI (gross national income), since GNI also includes net factor income from abroad. The principle is no different for a State and GSDP is not necessarily the same as gross state income (GSI). The difference can be important for a State where migration and remittances are major variables. However, having accepted the point, one is stuck, since no credible estimates exist for GSI. One only has figures on GSDP and must accept it as a surrogate indicator. GSDP figures are compiled by Directorates of Economics and Statistics of different State governments. They are then “vetted” by Central Statistical Organization (CSO) and finalized. GSDP figures can be in current prices, or in constant prices. If we do not wish to get carried away by inflation, we should focus on constant price numbers. In the present case, this means that everything is expressed in 2004-05 prices.