Economy Skewed development: Why passing off administrative corrections for reforms will not help Updated : September 24, 2019 06:28 AM IST The four richest states in India, viz., Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka account for less than 25 percent the total population. The skew in industrial development got permeated to the social constitution of these regions as well. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.