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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Commerce & Industry


DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY & PROMOTION
RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2933

TO BE ANSWERED ON WEDNESDAY, THE 16TH DECEMBER, 2009.
Development of Backward Regions

2933.     SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY be pleased to state:
(a)     whether Government has recently conducted any survey/study of the
industrially backward regions in the country;
(b)     if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
(c)     if not, the reasons there for: and
(d)     the steps taken/proposed to be taken by Government for the development of backward regions in the country?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (SHRI ANAND SHARMA)

(a) to (c): The Government of India had set up a study group in 1993 to identify the industrially backward districts to provide fiscal support. Based on the recommendations of the study group, the Government of India notified on 7'h October, 1997, a list of 123 industrially backward districts (list at Annexure) in various States to avail benefits under section 80-IA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961). The scheme has ended in 2004.

(d):     The Government of India has launched a number of schemes such as Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF), National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) etc. for the development of rural and backward regions of the country. Besides, the Government is also implementing special packages of incentives for the special category States of the North East (including Sikkim) and the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

ANNEXURE

Statement referred to in reply to parts (a) to (c) of Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2933 for answer on 16-12-2009 regarding Development of Backward Regions

List of 123 districts notified by the Ministry of Finance on 7th October. 1997 as industrially backward districts for the purpose of benefits under Section 80-IA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

CATEGORY "A" INDUSTRIALLY BACKWARD DISTRICTS

SL NO.DistrictState
1GoddaBihar
2GumlaBihar
3ArariaBihar
4MadhepuraBihar
5DumkaBihar
6KhagariaBihar
7KishanganjBihar
8PalamauBihar
9MadhubaniBihar
10JehanabadBihar
11SaharsaBihar
12NawadahBihar
13SitamarhiBihar
14SahebganjBihar
15AurangabadBihar
16East ChamparanBihar
17PurniaBihar
18SiwanBihar
19VaishaliBihar
20LohardaggaBihar
21The DangsGujarat
22WayanadKerala
23ldukkiKerala
24MandlaMadhya Pradesh
25PannaMadhya Pradesh
26BastarMadhya Pradesh
27SargujaMadhya Pradesh
28ChhatarpurMadhya Pradesh
29GadchiroliMaharashtra
30PhulbaniOrissa
31KalahandiOrissa
32JaloreRajasthan
33BarmerRajasthan
34JaisalmerRajasthan
35ChuruRajasthan
36BanswaraRajasthan
37SidharthanagarUttar Pradesh
38BahraichUttar Pradesh
39PratapqarhUttar Pradesh
40MaharajganjUttar Pradesh
41BandaUttar Pradesh
42BastiUttar Pradesh
43ChamoliUttar Pradesh
44UttarkashiUttar Pradesh
45AlmoraUttar Pradesh
46PithoraqarhUttar Pradesh
47Tehri GarhwalUttar Pradesh
48MaldaWest Benqal
49West DinajpurWest Bengal
50MurshidabadWest Bengal
51Coach BeharWest Bengal
52BankuraWest Bengal
53JalpaiguriWest Bengal

B. CATEGORY "B" INDUSTRIALLY BACKWARD DISTRICTS

SI. District State
No.

 

 

 

1SrikakulamAndhra Pradesh
2MahbubnagarAndhra Pradesh
3.KatiyarBihar
4.BhagalpurBihar
5.GopalqanjBihar
6.DarbhangaBihar
7.West ChamparanBihar
8.SaranBihar
9.BhojpurBihar
10.JamastipurBihar
11.DeoqharBihar
12NalandaBihar
13.GayaBihar
14.MuzaffarpurBihar
15.RohtasBihar
16.BanaskanthaGujarat
17.SabarkanthaGujarat
18.BidarKarnataka
19.SeoniMadhya Pradesh
20.TikamqarhMadhya Pradesh
21.ShivpuriMadhya Pradesh
22.BalaqhatMadhya Pradesh
23.JhabuaMadhya Pradesh
24.·Sidhi·Madhya Pradesh
25.VidishaMadhya Pradesh
26.RaiaarhMadhya Pradesh
27.MorenaMadhya Pradesh
28.BetulMadhya Pradesh
29.RajgarhMadhya Pradesh
30.RajnandgaonMadhya Pradesh
31.SagarMadhya Pradesh
32.BeedMaharashtra
33.BolangirOrissa
34.MayurbhanjOrissa
35.BalasoreOrissa
36.GanjamOrissa
37.DungarpurRajasthan
38.DholpurRajasthan
39.Sawai MadhpourRajasthan
40.TonkRajasthan
41.NagaurRajasthan
42.JhalawarRajasthan
43.SikarRajasthan
44.HardoiUttar Pradesh
45.LalitourUttar Pradesh
46.HamirourUttar Pradesh
47.BadaunUttar Pradesh
48.FatehourUttar Pradesh
49.AzamgarhUttar Pradesh
50.EtawahUttar Pradesh
51.BarabankiUttar Pradesh
52.EtawahUttar Pradesh
53.DeoralUttar Pradesh
54.GhaziapurUttar Pradesh
55.BalliaUttar Pradesh
56.JaunpurUttar Pradesh
57.SitapurUttar Pradesh
58.JalaunUttar Pradesh
59.UnnaoUttar Pradesh
60.FaizabadUttar Pradesh
61.Dehat KanpurUttar Pradesh
62.MainpuriUttar Pradesh
63.GondaUttar Pradesh
164FarukhabadUttar Pradesh
65.SultannurUttar Pradesh
66.MirzapurUttar Pradesh
67.MauUttar Pradesh
68.PuruliaWest Bengal
69.BirbhumWest Bengal
70MidnaporeWest Bengal