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Govt sets up panel to measure states’ backwardness

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 17:40

Amid demands for special category status by Bihar, the Centre on Wednesday set up an expert committee to evolve a composite index to measure backwardness of states.

Centre working on special package for backward states

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 21:52

The Centre is working on a special economic package for backward states including Bihar but virtually ruled out special status for the state.