Journal of Applied and Natural Science 8 (1): 5-9 (2016)
Dynamics of socio-economic development of districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh
Nitin Tanwar1*, Sunil Kumar1, B.V.S. Sisodia1, B.K. Hooda2
1Department of Agricultural Statistics, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad,
2Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Physics, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar,
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Abstract : Development process of any system is dynamic in nature and depends on large number of parameters.
This study attempted to capture latest dynamics of development of districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh in respect of
three dimensions- Agriculture, Social and Infrastructure. Techniques adopted by Narain et al. (1991) have been
used in addition to Principal component and factor analysis. Ranking seems to very close to ground reality and provides useful information for further planning and corrective measures for future development of Eastern Uttar
Pradesh’s Districts. The Composite Indices (C.I.) of development in respect of 18 developmental indicators for the
total 28 districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh have been estimated for the year 2010-2011. The district Barabanki was
showed a higher level of development (C.I. =0.10) in Agricultural development compared to Social development (C.I.
=1.12) and Infrastructural development (C.I. =0.89) followed by the district Ambedkar nagar (Agricultural, C.I. =0.52),
(Social, C.I. =1.12) and (Infrastructure, C.I. =0.89). District Allahabad secured first position in the Social development (C.I. =0.81) and second in Infrastructural development (C.I. =0.34) as compared to Agriculture (C.I. =0.93).
District Varanasi was the most developed district in Infrastructure (C.I. =0.10) as compared to Agriculture (C.I.
=0.96) and Social (C.I. =0.96). As per findings of the study, the two districts Mau and Jaunpur were down in their
ranking and the districts Chandauli and Maharajganj improved their ranking.
Keywords : Composite index, Developmental Indicator, Factor analysis, Principal component analysis, Socioeconomic