Consider the following statements:

  1. Special Category states are defined as per criteria listed in Constitution of India
  2. Hilly terrain and location along borders are one of the criteria to select special category states in India

Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [B] Only 2

Special Category states are not a constitutional prerogative. The category has been devised by the Government to pay attention to the many problems apart from the financial viability of these states.

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