Human Development in North East India - A Critical Appraisal

Yojana, Vol. 54, pp. 30-34, December 2010

8 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2010 Last revised: 29 Dec 2014

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Purusottam Nayak

North-Eastern Hill University

Santanu Ray

North Eastern Hill University

Date Written: November 7, 2010

Abstract

The paper is an attempt to make a critical assessment of the process of expansion of human capabilities in northeastern states of India by examining reports published by Planning Commission and Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India in 2002 and 2009 respectively. The N.E. States are compared not only among themselves but also with the corresponding performance at the national level using various indices such as HDI, HPI, GPI, GDI and GEM. The paper concludes that a parallel expansion of economic opportunities for both the sexes and different sections of the society is a must to achieve sustainable expansion of human capabilities.

Keywords: Human Development Index, Human Poverty Index, Gender Empowerment Measure, North East India

Suggested Citation

Nayak, Purusottam and Ray, Santanu, Human Development in North East India - A Critical Appraisal (November 7, 2010). Yojana, Vol. 54, pp. 30-34, December 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1704195

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Santanu Ray

North Eastern Hill University ( email )

Umshing-Mawkynroh
Shillong
Meghalaya, 793022
India

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