NITIN TANWAR*, R. K. TRIPATHI, EKTA HOODA, MUJAHID KHAN AND POONAM GODARA
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Received : January 6, 2017; Accepted : March 16, 2017)
Various districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh were ranked on the basis of their levels of development obtained with the help of optimum combination of 18 indicators related to agriculture sector. The district-wise data in respect of the indicators published by Uttar Pradesh government were used for 28 districts in eastern Uttar Pradesh for the present study. Technique adopted by Narain et al. (1991, 1995) was used for ranking the districts. The districts Sultanpur (C. I.=0.0), Barabanki (C.I.=0.12), Ambedkar Nagar (C. I. = 0.16) and Faizabad (C. I.=0.22) were found to be most developed, whereas the districts Sonbhadra (C. I. = 1.0), Deoria (C. I.=0.59), Mau (C. I. = 0.54) and S.R. Nagar (C.I. = 0.52) were found to be low developed districts in the agricultural development. Cluster analysis approach has also applied for grouping of districts on the basis of these indicators. Indicators contributing significantly to development discrimination have been identified.
Key words :Developmental indicators, composite index, model districts, cluster analysis