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Millennium development goals achievement in different states of India (2003-2004 to 2013-2014), Prof. Ranajit Chakrabarty, Dr. Mahuya Chakrabarti and Dr. Ayan Chattopadhyay

Prof. Ranajit Chakrabarty
Calcutta University, Kolkata
Email: ranajit4@hotmail.com
Dr. Mahuya Chakrabarti
Bethune College, Kolkata
Dr. Ayan Chattopadhyay
Future Retail Ltd, Kolkata

DOI: 10.1108/WJSTSD-01-2016-0011

Purpose: According to the Government of India 2015 report on millennium development goal (MDG), India is yet to achieve almost 50 per cent of the goals set by UN. Characterized by its diversity, India’s progress in terms of the indicators of MDGs for the country as a whole averages out the prevailing state level variations. The purpose of this paper is to explore the status of these goals during 1993-1994-2013-2014 at state level using 12 targets and 35 indicators relevant for India along with an attempt to explain inter-state variations in this regard.
Design/methodology/approach: Using the technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution method, a multiple criteria decision making method, the states have been ranked in terms of all the indicators of MDGs. These ranks were then analysed using socio-economic and political factors to understand the root cause of variation.
Findings: Ranking of the states considering all the indicators reveals the actual scenario in an effective way. The factors like state domestic product, state-wise standard of education level, social backwardness and political leadership help in finding the link between the derived ranks and these socio-economic and political factors.
Originality/value: Previous studies in this area have been carried out taking the indicators separately. However, without a comprehensive idea with all the indicators, the overall impact cannot be understood effectively. This study is novel since it takes into account each state with respect to all the indicators taken together thereby providing a comprehensive view on the variation in the achievement of MDG goals.
Keywords: TOPSIS; MDGs; PCNSDP; Social backwardness; MCDM; Political leadership.
Citation: Chakrabarty, R., Chakrabarti, M. and Chattopadhyay, A. (2016), "Millennium development goals achievement in different states of India (2003-2004 to 2013-2014)", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 275-299. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJSTSD-01-2016-0011

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