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E-commerce and Economic Development
(A Study Sponsored by the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes)

Mahesh C Purohit Vishnu Kanta Purohit

Foundation for Public Economics and Policy Research
133, SFS, Ashok Vihar-IV New Delhi-110052
Phone: 27463008; 27427758 Fax: 27142802 e-mail: director@fpepr.org website : www.fpepr.org

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E-commerce and Economic Development
(A Study Sponsored by the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes)

Mahesh C Purohit Vishnu Kanta Purohit

Foundation for Public Economics and Policy Research
133, SFS, Ashok Vihar-IV New Delhi-110052
Phone: 27463008; 27427758, Fax: 27142802 e-mail: director@fpepr.org, website : www.fpepr.org

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Preface

The Foundation for Public Economics and Policy Research is an autonomous, nonprofit organization whose major functions are to carry out research, undertake consultancy work , and conduct training in the area of public economics and policy. The Foundation undertook this study, at the instance of the South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI). The main objective of this study is to highlight the fact that e-commerce is one of the most important factors that will revolutionise economic growth in a country like India. The study examines the issue of how the rise of e-commerce affects the suitability of various concepts and practices in the tax systems and in the long run, the overall economic development of the country. In doing so, the study takes Andhra Pradesh as a case study to have a thorough detailed analysis for making useful policy recommendations. The study is the result of the collective effort of the team of the staff members of the Institute. It was planned and guided by Mahesh C. Purohit and Vishnu Kanta Purohit, who prepared the final draft of the study. The authors are, however, indebted to Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Information Technology and Communication Department; R. P. Sisodia, Director E-seva Kendra; Samir Sharma,...

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