Committee comes out with a new index of backwardness on 10 indicators

A panel headed by Raghuram Rajan has recommended a new index of backwardness to determine which States need special assistance.
The new methodology ranks Odisha as India’s most backward State, Bihar, which has been seeking ‘special’ status, as the second most backward, and Gujarat as one of the “less developed” States. Goa is the most developed State.