We are working to make ‘Districts as Fulcrum of Economic Development’. For better planning at National level, an accurate estimation of Gross District Domestic Product (GDDP) is a necessary condition. At present economic activity at the national level is measured by estimating the gross development product gross (GDP). This is supplemented by the estimation of state gross development product (GSDP) for each of the states and union territories in the country. These estimates are further apportioned to the districts.
The District Economic Evaluation and Development (DEED) Unit of Pahle India Foundation is working towards reversing the top-down approach to a bottom-up approach for estimating the district income. Through the DEED unit, we are helping States to develop new methodology for accurately estimating the GDDP which would aid the process of preparation of vision documents and blueprints of the districts.
Pahle India Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Assam on June 28, 2023 to help Assam Government prepare accurate estimates of GDDP and district vision documents.