The government?s Eleventh Five Year Plan, 2007?2012, outlines the government?s development strategy that includes the reduction in interstate disparities. It seeks to redress interstate divides in economic and social indicators by proposing various instruments (including fiscal incentives for lagging regions, industrial policies, and directly targeted programs) to achieve this objective. ADB has long experience in assisting the lagging states. Since 2003, ADB has initiated operations in Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Orissa, and Uttarakhand. While ADB has responded to the government?s evolving needs, the challenges of designing and implementing operations in the states with weak capacity and little familiarity with ADB are enormous. ADB?s experience since 2003 has shown that it takes much longer than initially anticipated to design and implement investment projects in those states.
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