عنوان مقاله [English]
Recognizing strong and weak points and determining the level of deprivation and enjoyment of the specified indices in these areas are the most important step for planning and developing areas and zones. The present article seeks to rate towns in Ilam province based on the development of agricultural mechanization. To reach this goal, towns under study were first rated in two frameworks regarding the ratio of beneficiaries using agricultural machinery to those enjoying them. Then, towns of Ilam province are rated based on the aggregation of these two frameworks. Morris model, a customary model in rating areas, is used for rating towns based on these indices. Results indicate that Dare Shahr has the first rank and Ivan has the last rank in the ratio of beneficiaries using agricultural machinery, while Dehloran has the first rank and Mehran possess the last rank in the ratio of beneficiaries owning agricultural machinery. Moreover, Dehloran has the first rank and Ivan has the last rank in the index of agricultural mechanization development which is calculated by the aggregation of the previous indices. The results of the ranking indicates that two towns are privileged, four are semi-privileged and one town is in the deprived rank.