Identification of Regional Disparities in the Level of Agriculture and Allied Development in North Karnataka: A Spatial Analysis
Keywords:Agriculture and allied, Regional Disparity, Areas, Developed, Backward, Spatial, CCDI
After independence India has achieved remarkable progress in the levels of socio-economic development. However, the attainment of this progress has spread highly uneven from region to region, society to society, sector to sector etc. This disparity not only rooted in developing countries but also in the most advanced countries of the world. Since, some regions are developed economically, but backward socially, whereas some other are developed socially and backward economically, therefore becomes essential to study the level of socio-economic development over different regions so as to ensure the removal of regional imbalances effectively. in the developed economics all the inhabitants have an assured minimum level of subsistence, and the problem of in front of lagging regions of such economics is just to catch up the leading one, but in the developing countries the basic problem is that how to provide minimum level of subsistence to their teeming millions (Chand,M.&Puri, V.K,1990). In the present study the regional disparities in the level of agriculture and allied development in north Karnataka has been carried out with the aiming that to study the Spatial Pattern of Agriculture and Allied Development and identify the backward blocks of the North Karnataka and an attempt is also made to find out the correlation between different factors which lead to regional disparity. The study is based on secondary data collected from Census handbook, (2001 and 2011), Dr. D M Nanjundappa Committee Report, and Economic Survey of Karnataka etc. The comprehensive composite index has applied to find the region into four groups viz, areas of developed, Backward, more backward and most Backward. Out of 60 taluks thirty taluks have been identified as developed with CI. >0.99, thirteen taluks named as Backward taluks with CI Value between 0.89 and 0.99. There were merely six taluks noticed under areas of more Backwards with CI value from 0.79 to 0.88 and twenty-six taluks have been observed under areas of Most Backward with CI value < 0.79.
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