This is a two-year-old news but still relevant for discussion.
The Raghuram Rajan panel report has made a case for ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states, as it ranked Goa, Kerala and Tamilnadu as the most advanced state and Odisha, Bihar and MP the least developed.
This study was done based on a new methodology called MDI – Multi Dimensional Index score and the center will allocate funds based on the rankings.
Based on the MDI scores, the 10 least developed states are Odisha, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The seven most developed states are Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Maharashtra, Uttrakhand and Haryana.
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