Regional Disparities In The Socio-Economic Development Ofthe Konkan Region, Maharashtra

Authors(3) :-Anargha Dhorde, Nisha Chavan, Ram Kolapkar

Regional disparities prevail within different districts of Maharashtra. Previous work has highlighted the disparities within the districts. The present work is an attempt at bringing out the regional disparities within the tehsils from the Konkan region (excluding Mumbai). Forty-seven tehsils of the Konkan region excluding Mumbai district have been included in the study. The status of development has been worked out on the basis of a number of developmental indicators. The data for the year 2014 with 27 indicators pertaining to agriculture, infrastructure and demography have been employed to obtain the level of development. The developmental level was estimated with the help of composite index based on the best possible combination of all the developmental indicators. The tehsils falling in different levels of development, such as high, middle (moderate) and low have been identified in the study region. It was observed that the correlation between infrastructure and agriculture was better than the one between infrastructure and demographic sector. This indicated that the agricultural development is more sensitive to the infrastructural conditions. For considering the future development of the region, model tehsils have been identified for enhancing the level of overall socio-economic development. Low developed tehsils require improvement of various dimensions in most of the indicators for enhancing the level of overall development.

Authors and Affiliations

Anargha Dhorde
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Nisha Chavan
Department of Geography, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Ram Kolapkar
Department of Geography, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Published in : Volume 5 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-01-20
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 01-07
Manuscript Number : IJSRST185101
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Anargha Dhorde, Nisha Chavan, Ram Kolapkar, " Regional Disparities In The Socio-Economic Development Ofthe Konkan Region, Maharashtra, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.01-07, January-February-2018. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST185101
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