Before buying it one has to understanf that it is a government publication & people can rely on the facts and information provided in it. So if you are first time buyers go for it, because it will be very helpful to understand the government schemes and plans on various fields ( contents index is provided in the images), which can be very helpful for exams like UPSC for both prelims and mains point of view. But If you already own a 2016 issue, then there are few updates here and there which you might have already covered in The Hindu or any such current affairs magazines over the past 10-12 months. So in that case it may not be of help purchasing the new edition. --By Raman on 27 February 2017
This book is Must for Upsc Aspiratns , As Finally it is available in paperback format also ,This is one of the most updated and advanced book covering almost each and every material needed for competetive exams specially UPSC .It Contains Topics covered in 32 Chapters including appendices as last chapter , Must Buy For Upsc aspirants , as till date non other book is available which is upto date in recent months also , --By AC on 23 February 2017
India 2017 - A Reference Annual is a comprehensive digest of country's progress in different fields. The book deal with all aspects of development-from rural to urban, industry to infrastructure, science and technology, art and culture, economy, health, defence, education and mass communication. The sections on general knowledge, current affairs, sports and important events, are a must read for comprehensive understanding of these fields. With its authenticity of facts and data, the book is a treasure for students, researchers and academicians.