Maharashtra to raise HDI in 172 tehsils

The State Government would introduce various schemes in 172 tehsils focusing education, health and average income to raise Human Development Index (HDI) of backward regions in Maharashtra.

Updated: Jun 16, 2010, 21:59 PM IST

Mumbai: The State Government would introduce
various schemes in 172 tehsils focusing education, health and
average income to raise Human Development Index (HDI) of
backward regions in Maharashtra.

"We have made a provision of Rs 500 crore to raise HDI of
172 tehsils which are at the bottom of the HDI and the project
would be launched in October," Finance Minister Sunil Tatkare
said here today.

The Government would introduce various schemes in rural
areas focusing on education, health and average income under
the project, Tatkare said.

Every village panchayat would be entitled to get Rs one
lakh and remaining funds would be distributed in proportion to
the population of the area. The village can also select
suitable schemes, the minister said.

Private agencies would be appointed to review the
progress of various schemes every year and make appropriate
changes if needed, he said.

The HDI is a comparative measure of life expectancy,
literacy, education and standards of living for countries
worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being,
especially child welfare.

PTI