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Understanding DDI (A4)

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Development Disability Index

Planning Commission's BK Chaturvedi Committee (2013) used this index, developed by the National Institue for Plan Finance & Policy, to calculate compensation to mountain states

Understanding DDI

Integrated Mountain Initiative

DDI contains 2 components

Geographical Area Disadvantage Index

#1

Infrastructure Deficit Index

#2

How much productive land is left for the use of the state, after removing area covered by forests &  by barren, unculturable land?

How does the state fare on infrastructure for development, factoring in the area of hill districts and flood-prone zones?

DDI is an average of these

Indicators of Geographical Area Deficit

Barren & Unculturable Land Index

Forest Cover Index

Indicators of  Infrastructure  Deficit

Power

Road

Telecom

Aviation

Ports

Railways

Area of hill districts

Flood-prone area

DDI takes into account all these parameters and not just forest cover