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POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGY TN

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has been successful in spreading education and health services better across districts, wide differences remain in economic activities as reflected by the PCGDDP relative to the average. Life Expectancy at Birth (2006) Table 4.2: Index of Deficiency: HDI Components: Ten Most Deficient Districts Literacy Rate (2004- 05) Gross Enroment Ratio (2006) Real Per capita GDDP (2002-03) PPP$ Theni 21.29 Dharmapuri 39.31 Thiruvannamalai 18.96 Villupuram 109.89 Dindigul 21.15 Krishnagiri 39.31 Villupuram 18.77 Thiruvannamalai 102.94 Virudhunagar 21.15 Villupuram 31.66 The Nilgiris 17.87 Dharmapuri 96.70 Ramanathapuram 20.88 Perambalur 31.06 Krishnagiri 17.54 Krishnagiri 96.70 Namakkal 20.60 Erode 30.76 Vellore 15.93 Thiruvarur 93.83 Dharmapuri 20.60 Salem 30.48 Dharmapuri 15.13 Pudukkottai 91.84 Sivagangai 20.60 Namakkal 27.84 Thanjavur 13.68 Thanjavur 90.47 Vellore 18.41 Thiruvannamalai 27.07 Ramanathapuram 13.44 Cuddallore 89.75 Thirunelveli 18.27 Tiruchirapalli 26.36 Thoothukudi 12.67 Nagapatinam 86.84 Thiruvannamalai 18.13 Karur 26.36 Thiruvarur 12.64 Sivagangai 85.65 Source: Based on Table 4.1. Details for all districts are shown in Appendix Table 4.1. Charts 4.1 to 4.4 show the districts in descending order of index of deficiency for these indicators. In Chart 4.1 relative deficiency in respect of achievement regarding life expectancy at birth is shown. There is a long stretch of the curve which is largely horizontal indicating that most districts are placed within the range of 15-20 percent deficiency relative to the average indicating greater uniformity across districts. Chart 4.1: Life Expectancy at Birth: Districts Arranged in Descending Order of Deficiency 25.0 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 Theni Virudhunagar Namakkal Sivaganai Thirunelveli Perambalur Thanjavur Pudukkottai Kanniyakumar Tamil Nadu The Nilgiris Coimbatore Nagapatinam Kanchipuram Karur Chennai LEB at Birth (2006) 74

Chart 4.2 indicates the arrangement of districts in descending order of deficiency in regard to the literacy rate. The most deficient districts in terms of literacy rate are Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri. There are several districts below the Tamil Nadu average. The better off districts are Kanniyakumari, Thoothukudi, The Nilgiris and Chennai. Chart 4.2: Literacy Rate: Districts Arranged in Descending Order of Deficiency 45.0 40.0 35.0 30.0 25.0 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 Dharmapuri Villupuram Erode Namakkal Tiruchirapalli Dindigul Caddalore Sivaganai Vellore Virudhunagar Thiruvallur Thiruvarur Thirunelveli Madurai The Nilgiris Kanniyakumar Literacy Rate (2004-05) Chart 4.2 also shows that there is a steady decline from the highest to the lowest level of deficiency. This pattern is repeated in Chart 4.3, which shows all the Tamil Nadu districts in descending order of deficiency for Gross Enrolment Ratio. In the case of life expectancy at birth, the most deficient district is Theni followed by Dindigul. For GER, the most deficient worst districts are Thiruvannamalai followed by Villupuram. Chart 4.3: GER: Districts Arranged in Descending Order of Deficiency 20.0 18.0 16.0 14.0 12.0 10.0 8.0 6.0 4.0 2.0 0.0 Thiruvannamala The Nilgiris Vellore Thanjavur Thoothukudi Perambalur Pudukkottai Erode Sivaganai Nagapatinam Karur Caddalore Tamil Nadu Thirunelveli Madurai Namakkal GER 75

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