Insurance And Economic Development

  • Dr. Shailesh Kumar Singh 1Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce & Management, Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow (U.P.)
  • Prof. H.K. Singh Professor, Faculty of Commerce, B.H.U. Varanasi (U.P.)


Insurance is one of the demanding financial products in India. Its basic motto is to protect the family of any uncertainty in life. So it is long term investment and need knowledge about that. Indian life insurance is too old. It is there from British Period and after nationalization; it has come fully under Government. Insurance is an important part in the financial sector that contributes significantly to the economy development of a country. The economic development of India was dominated by socialist –influenced policies, state owner sector, and red tape and extensive regulations, collectively known as ‘License Raj’. The Indian economic development got a boost through its Economic reforms in 1991 and again through its renewal in the 2000. Insurance serves a number of valuable economic functions that are largely distinct from other types of financial intermediaries. Insurance contribution materially to economic growth by improving the investment climate and promoting a more efficient mix of activities then would be undertaken, in the absence of risk management instrument.
Insurance sector in India is one of the most booming sectors of the economy and is growing at the rate of 15-20 percent per annum. In India, insurance is a flourishing industry, with several national and international players competing with each others and growing at rapid rates. Indian insurance companies offer a comprehensive range of insurance plans, a range that is growing as the economy matures and the wealth of the middle classes increases. Due to the growing demand for insurance, more and more companies are now emerging in the Indian insurance sector.
Keywords: Economic reform, financial intermediaries, Investment climate, Insurance, Comprehensive range.


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