The advent of globalization has led to emerging concerns about the development of regions. It is envisaged that while the developed regions will continue to grow further, the underdeveloped or backward regions might further get marginalized. To address the issue of growth duality, there is a need for balanced growth or development across all regions. Furthermore, there is a consensus internationally that development should not only be viewed from a lens of economic growth but it must encompass indicators, such as social, equity, health etc. The first step towards building the strategy for a balanced growth is to formulate area specific developmental strategies, which can be prepared by identification of multi-dimensional development indicators at a disaggregated level. This can help in identifying disparities across regions and social groups, and also identifying the share of population in the region that suffers multiple deprivations at the same time. Such information can be utilized to prepare policies for development that are based on strong evidences.
This study is an attempt to explore the ground reality of socio-economic status of Meo- Muslims in the Mewat region which is comparatively less advanced to other adjoining areas in both Rajasthan and Haryana state. This empirical study has been structured in three sections. Section one presents introductory note on the selected problem for research. Review of literature has been discussed in second section. The need of this study based on the observation of the past studies has been highlighted in order to investigate untouched socio-economic dimension and emerging features of the unaddressed issue of Meo community so far. Third section consists of the detailed socio-economic profile of the Mewat region which ends with major findings and recommendations.
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S. B. Yadav. An Empirical Study of Socio-Economic Status of Meo Muslims in Mewat Region: Emerging Issues and Trends. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2018; 6(1):51-56. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2018.00003.8