ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


National Seminar

Problems of Inter-State and Inter-District Disparity in India

Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI)

                                                                                                                                     August 18, 2018 / Patna   

Call for Papers

In India, one of the strategies for addressing the problem of persisting regional disparities has been development of backward states and districts. At the request of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna will organise a one-day national seminar on Problems of Inter-State and Inter-District Disparity in India. The interested scholars and development functionaries are invited to contribute papers for the seminar on any of the following or related issues:

(i)         Identification of causes of backwardness that lead to a typology of the backward states and districts.

(ii)        Analysis of the strategies hitherto employed to reduce regional disparity.

(iii)       Outlines of alternative strategies, approaches and programmes for accelerating development of the most backward states and districts.

(iv)       Relative roles of central/state governments in promoting development of most backward states and districtss, with special reference to the role of Fifteenth Finance Commission.

Last date of submission of full paper is July 25, 2018. The authors of the papers selected for presentation will be informed latest by August 5, 2018. The author of accepted papers will receive a token honorarium. The interested participants may contact Dr. Niladri Sekhar Dhar ( for further information.          


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