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Inter-district socio economic development disparities in Assam, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Agricultural Statistics, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India
  • 2Department of Commerce, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 8, Issue (3), Pages 21-27, July,14 (2019)

Abstract

Since independence India has been suffering from regional disparities in socio economic development. The concern for reducing these disparities has been reflected in every five year plans of our country. Apart from regional disparities at state level disparity at district level within a state is also very prominent in most of the states of India. This study is an attempt to analyze the socio economic development disparity prevailing in Assam which is a state in North Eastern part of the Country. Secondary data collected from various publications of the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India based on the Census 2011 survey is used in this study. Existences of a wide range of inter district socio-economic development disparities have been experienced in Assam. It has also been observed that the districts in upper Assam are enjoying better socio economic status as compared to the districts in lower Assam.

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