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STATE’S PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO WORK OUT THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX FOR EVERY TEHSIL

sunil-tatkare-1The state’s planning department has decided to work out the HDI for every tehsil in every district annually starting this year. This index will help decide the district and state budgetary allocation. The same was announced by the planning minister Sunil Tatkare. The Human Development Index for a tehsil in Maharashtra will influence the budgetary allocation of the district that tehsil falls in. The HDI is a comprehensive measure of development that combines indicators such as real purchasing power, education and health. The last such exercise was conducted in 2002 when the state’s first HDI report, brought out by the state’s planning body and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) described Maharashtra as having

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