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Inter-State Differentials of Demographic Indicators and Vital Rates in India


V. Saravanakumar , Centre for Applied Research, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University); Dr. C. Sivapragasam, Centre for Applied Research, Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University)


Inter-State, Rural Urban Differentials, Vital Rates, Indicators


India has achieved MDG goals only in certain states and the performance of EAG states is poor. Rural urban differentials still exist throughout the country, the prevalence of inter-state and inter district variations has to be eliminated through innovative measures and monitoring mechanism. The latest published reports of Government of India were used for collecting secondary data based on rural and urban vital rates and demographic indicators. The main objective of this paper is to analyse the inter-state differentials existed among EAG, non EAG states and Union Territories in India. Analysis based on index revealed that the performances of EAG states, namely Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are very low in both rural and urban areas. Regarding non EAG states, rural and urban performance of Arunachal Pradesh and Maharashtra is low whereas, Goa, Tripura and West Bengal's performances both in rural and urban areas are high. Gujarat, Haryana, HP, J&K and Punjab have low performance in urban areas but have medium performance in rural areas.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I60217
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2018
Page(s): 271-273

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