2 min read.Updated: 31 Dec 2018, 01:09 AM ISTLivemint
There is no gainsaying that improving basic services and ensuring livelihood of the people in backward districts is of tremendous importance
Two-thirds of India’s 112 backward districts are in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The remaining are scattered across the country with a few in the Northeast. These districts identified in January 2018 for fast-track development represent the part of rural India that lags behind in basic services such as health, education and infrastructure, and have rightly come under the focus of policymakers.