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Indian Statistical Institute

Document Type

Doctoral Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Subject Name

Quantitative Economics


Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Unit (TSMU-Kolkata)


Bhat, L. S.

Abstract (Summary of the Work)

The Five Year Plans have recognised the need to bridge the developmental disparities across the regions and have formulated strategies for accelerated development of backward are as. However, the widening disparities between a few highly developed centres and vast areas of under development only bring out the inadequacies of the plans which are yet to integrate the resources of a region to its people. This study is an attempt to understand the spatial processes and patterns of development which offer an explanation to the intra/inter-regional contrasts in development. The study while high-lighting the importance of the Spatial approach has, in a limited way, attempted to bring out the shortcomings in the existing development strategies.I thank the Indian Statistical Institute for enrolling me as a Research Scholar and providing me an opportunity to carry out this work. I am beholden to Dr. L.S. Bhat, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, who readily accepted to guide and supervise this work. particularly grateful to him for not only initiating I am the study but also providing constant guidance at all stages of the work.I would be failing in my duty if I were not to acknowledge the assistance given by S/Shri R.G. Bhat, former Director, Bureau of Economics Statistics, Government of Karnataka, J. Shivalingiah, Joint Director of the Bureau and officials of the various Departments of the Government of Karnataka in the collection of data. I wish to thank the District Collectors of Raichur and Gulbarga for arranging a field visit and apprising me of the on-going schemes in the two districts.I am thankful to the Planning Commision for allowing me to use the facilities of their computer centre. My thanks are due to Shri M.R. Rao, Senior Systems Manager, Council for Advancement of Peoples Action & Rural Technology (CAPART) and Shri A.K. Bhatacharjee, Senior Programmer, Planning Commision for their help in computer processing the data,I thank Shri A.N. Sharma, Research Associate, Indian Statistical Institute for cartographic assistance.I thank Shri N. Vijayaraghavan and Shri A. Lakshmana Swamy for the secretarial assistance rendered.


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