Human Development in North East India
Growth and Human Development in North-East India, pp. 151-165, P. Nayak, ed., Oxford University Press, 2009
17 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2008 Last revised: 8 Jun 2017
Date Written: August 3, 2008
In spite of India pursuing the policy of liberalization and globalization since early eighties and witnessing higher growth rates has not been able to achieve much on account of human development and welfare both at national level and at the level of North East India. Human development index is below 0.62 in India 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. The present paper in this regard is an attempt to highlight some of these issues and calls for an urgent need for taking appropriate action in this regard.
Keywords: Human Development, North East India
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