A Human Development Approach to the Status of Development in North East India
PERSPECTIVES ON INCLUSIVE GROWTH IN INDIA, pp.181-195, J.R. Dholakia, ed., The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India, 2005
14 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2011
Date Written: April 26, 2011
The present paper is an attempt to highlight the status of development in North East India using human development approach. The study reveals that India in spite of having a fast growing economy and pursuing the policy of liberalization and globalization since early eighties has not been able to achieve much on account of human development and welfare. Human development index is below 0.6 in the country and much below in its North Eastern Region. Rural-urban disparity, gender disparity and uneven human development across the States in the region are quite significant. The disturbing trend of increasing gender disparity in Nagaland and escalating rural-urban gap, particularly in the States of Assam and Meghalaya is a matter of concern.
Keywords: North East India, Human Development
JEL Classification: O1,O2
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