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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2016, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 163) Last page : ( 165)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2016.00026.7

Inter-District Disparities in Economic Development in Chhattisgarh

Tiwari Nilesh Kumar1,*, Dr. Agrawal Ritesh Kumar2, Dr. Brahme Ravindra3

1Research Scholar, School of Studies in Economics, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

2Assistant Professor, Government College, Vaishali Nagar, Bhilai

3Professor, School of Studies in Economics, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur

*Corresponding Author: Nilesh Kumar Tiwari, Research Scholar, School of Studies in Economics, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur nileshtiwariprsu@gmail.com

Online published on 2 February, 2017.

Abstract

This research paper examines inter-district disparities in economic development in Chhattisgarh stateover the period of 2001–02 to 2011–12. Using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) composite index of economic development (CIED) has been constructed for evaluating status of economic development among 16 districts of Chhattisgarh. This study concludes that top ranked districts of Chhattisgarh at CIED has been Durg, Raipur and Korba and they has retained their topmost position in the ranking during both reference years at CIED. ED in Raipur, Dhamtari and Raigarh districts of Chhattisgarh has improved significantly over the period of a decade 2001–02 to 2011–12. On the other hand districts such as Dantewada, Surguja, Bastar, Kanker and Jashpur were at bottom of CIED over the period of 2001–02 to 2011–12.

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Keywords

Economic development, Disparity, CIED, PCA.

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