The study analyses the pattern of socio-economic development of Dakshin Dinajpur using factor analysis method. Total 30 socio-economic variables are considered for the present investigation. The factor analysis of 30 variables related to socio-economic development of Dakshin Dinajpur yielded five factors which together account for 91.33% of total variance. The first component explains 27.19 percent of the total variance whereas second, third, fourth and fifth factors explain 21.62 %, 20.75%, 11.89%, 8.85 % respectively. The analyses show factor 1 that is Urbanization and infrastructure is the main factor of development. Composite factor score shows that Balurghat, Kumargunj, and Tapan blocks are highly developed and Harirampur, Hilli,blocks are least developed.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN