Regional Disparities in the Level of Economic Development in Nashik District: A Geographical Analysis

Dhanraj Kalu Ahire *

Department of Geography, K.A.A.N.M.S. Arts, Commerce and Science College Tal, Baglan District, Nashik (Maharashtra), India.

N. B. Bachhav

Department of Geography, M.S.G Arts, Commerce and Science College Tal, Malegoan District, Nashik (Maharashtra), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present investigation was studying the regional disparities in level of economic development of Nashik district a geographical analysis. It was based on secondary data collected from different government organizations and in government reports. The data covered 2021-22. All the sectors of economic development indicators, cropping intensity, irrigation intensity, area under crops, electricity usage, working population, road distances, percentage of BPL family, were considered for this study. The Z score method was applied in analysing the measurement of economic development. The studied regional diversity which was found in economic development in the study region. High development was found in Nashik, Malegoan, Niphad and Baglan.tahsil while moderate economic development was recorded in Chandwad, Dindori, Sinnar and Yeola tahsils. Surgana, Kalwan, Deola, Nandgoan, Peint, Triembak and Igatpuri tahsil have recorded the lowest economic development. In comparison to other regions, Thus, physical features like topography, soil, rainfall, forest cover and manmade features like concentration of tribal population, percentage working population, crop and irrigation intensity were affected by uneven economic development in this study region. The present paper gave the geographical analysis of economic development in Nashik district during the period of 2021-22.

Keywords: Economic development, cropping intensity, irrigation intensity, working population, regional disparity


How to Cite

Ahire , D. K., & Bachhav , N. B. (2022). Regional Disparities in the Level of Economic Development in Nashik District: A Geographical Analysis. Asian Journal of Geographical Research, 5(4), 25–29. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajgr/2022/v5i4168

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