Tuesday, November 9, 2010

10 Years, 3 States

On Novemeber 9, 2000, by an Act of Parliament, the new hill state of Uttarakhand was formed. Full of hope to chart a new path of prosperity, the people of the state started their journey. While it hasn't exactly lived up to its expectations, Uttarakhand has nevertheless raised its overall indicators of prosperity.

In the same year, the new states of Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand were formed. While Chhatisgarh has seen developments in some sectors, the Naxalite problem has left it as the state in which the blood of a great number of CRPF jawans were shed. Jharkhand has been even worse and is now at a position worse off than its parent state.

On the 10th Uttarakhand Formation Day, OTFS presents a short series on these three states: A Tale of Three States.

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