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Regional Disparities in India

Annexures A (“List of districts in descending order of backwardness based on the index”) and B (“List of sub-districts in descending order of backwardness based on the index”) are posted on the EPW website along with this article.

The authors gratefully acknowledge inputs received from Montek Singh Ahluwalia, B K Chaturvedi, Siddharth Coelho-Prabhu, Kishore Chandra Deo, Radhicka Kapoor, Jairam Ramesh, Abhijit Sen and P S Vijayshankar. The authors also acknowledge the inputs of the members of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Rural Development’s India Rural Development Report 2014, which will carry a modified version of this paper.

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