The other states which have recorded robust growth rate of rural consumption expenditure on consumer durable goods were Tamil Nadu ( 33.3 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (27.2 per cent), Maharashtra (25.2 per cent), Bihar (25.0 per cent), Haryana (23.9 per cent) and Punjab (22.7 per cent), reveals the paper.
Odisha, however, registered nominal growth in consumer durable goods consumption expenditure, adds the paper.
The all India rural consumption expenditure on consumer durable goods grew at a compound annual growth rate of 16.5 percent during 2007-08 to 2011-12 whereas urban consumption expenditure on this head increased 15.6 percent per annum.
The states which have registered lower than all India rural consumption expenditure growth were West Bengal (15.7 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (14.6 per cent), Assam (13.3 per cent) and Odisha (1.4 per cent).
"The study further suggests as the income level of rural people increases, consumption expenditure on consumer durable also goes up reflecting aspirations for a better life in the countryside. There also appears to be a positive nexus between consumer durable goods consumption expenditure and availability of basic infrastructure in rural areas such as, electricity etc. In fact, adequate availability of electricity is the key", Assocham spokesperson said.
If we compare the consumption expenditure on consumer durable goods during 2004-05 to 2007-08, it indicates different scenario. The consumer durable goods rural consumption expenditure was lower than urban consumption expenditure during the same period. The consumer durable goods rural consumption expenditure growth rate was 11.4 percent and urban consumption expenditure growth rate was 11.8 per cent during the same period.
the impact of economic slowdown, in the recent past, consumer durable
goods index of industrial production (IIP) has witnessed a sharp
deceleration. "But once the overall industrial output is revived,
the rural India would again lead the growth of consumer goods", the