Which Indian state enjoys special provisions under Article 371?

Under Article 371, the President is authorised to provide that the Governor of Maharashtra and that of Gujarat would have special responsibility for:

  • The establishment of separate development boards for:
    • Vidarbha, Marathwada and the rest of Maharashtra,
    • Saurashtra, Kutch and the rest of Gujarat. 
  • Making a provision that a report on the working of these boards would be placed every year before the State Legislative Assembly. 
  • The equitable allocation of funds for developmental expenditure over the above-mentioned areas. 
  • An equitable arrangement providing adequate facilities for technical education and vocational training, and adequate employment opportunities in the state services in respect of the above-mentioned areas. 

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