The regional divide within Uttar Pradesh4 min read . Updated: 16 Mar 2015, 04:51 PM IST
A Mint analysis shows that most of Uttar Pradesh's well-off districts are indeed clustered in its westernmost part
Over the past few decades, India’s most populous state has become a byword for misgovernance. Uttar Pradesh, which largely attracts attention for its episodes of lawlessness, and for its tardy progress on development indicators, is huge by any standard. With a population of roughly 200 million, the state has almost as many people as the fifth most populous country on the planet, Brazil. And its area is roughly the same as that of the UK.
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