1. Hilly and difficult terrain,
2. Low population density or the presence of sizeable tribal population,
3. Strategic location along international borders,
4. Economic and infrastructural backwardness, and
5. Non-viable nature of State finances.
Earlier, the Special Category States used to receive block grants based on the Gadgil-Mukherjee formula. As far as I understand, after the constitution of the NITI Aayog, the policies stand modified according to which it is not possible to accord Special Category States to Andhra Pradesh.
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Why Central government is hesitating to give Special Status to Andhra Pradesh.
Who are at fault-People or Political Parties?.
TDP with draws their two ministers from BJP government.
Is Telugu Desam party getting out of NDA?.
Finally TDP is out of NDA..
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So far as Andhra Pradesh and Telengana are concerned, the political leaders and some of the Members are getting confused about Special Status and Special Economic Package. I feel that both the states are getting various financial packages from the Central Government based upon furnishing Utilization Certificate (UC), but the state leaders are not properly educating the people of the states, due to political consideration.
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Even this challenging situation would ease
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