The significance of slight differences in these factors and further variations caused by the constituent components of each factor are extremely important in the context of Indian planning. And to the best of our knowledge and experience, the reality of this significance is not a homogenous simplified revelation but a complex mosaic of many diversities and conflicting paradoxes.
To name a few of such paradoxes, at least at the broad level, India can be considered the world's largest democracy, politically. But that democracy still does not ensure a fair and sustainable distribution of wealth and basic amenities to the masses exceeding a billion. Specifically, India's performance as measured by the human development index (HDI) is poor when compared to other nations of the world.