The Planning Commission has decided to prepare State Development Reports (SDRs) for all States and Union Territories of India. The objective of bringing out these reports is to provide a credible independent quality reference document on the development profile, set out strategies for accelerating economic growth, lessen regional disparities and reduce poverty. The SDR is meant to discuss the constraints and challenges faced by a state and provide a vision, or a road map for its socio-economic development. Each SDR is being prepared with the assistance of reputed national-level agencies, under the supervision of the core committee, headed by a Member of the Planning Commission, and including a senior representative of the state government. The Uttarakhand Development Report review the experience of Uttarakhand and highlights issues critical for the State's development in the years ahead. The report is expected to be an important document and will impart value for development practitioners interested in the state and act as a road map for accelerated growth in the future has decided to prepare State Development Reports (SDRs) for all States and Union Territories. The purpose of bringing out these reports is to provide quality reference document of the development profile of the States. The SDRs aim at spelling out the constraints and challenges facing the States and suggest blueprints for their overall progress and prosperity.
The Planning Commission, Government of India, is the part of the government entrusted with drawing out extensive five-year plans for the country's development; it plays a crucial role in the planning and policy-making process.