Economic development of frontier and remote regions has long been a central theme of development studies. This book examines the development experience in the northeastern region in India in relation to the processes of globalisation and liberalisation of the economy. Bringing together researchers and scholars, from both within and outside the region, the volume offers a comprehensive and updated analysis of governance and development issues in relation to the northeastern economy. With its multidisciplinary approaches, the chapters cover a variety of sectors and concerns such as land, agriculture, industry, infrastructure, finance, human development, human security, trade and policy.
This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of economics, public policy, governance and development, geopolitics, geography, development studies, politics and sociology of development and area studies as well as observers and policymakers interested in the Northeast.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Locating North Eastern Region in a Globalising India Deepak K. Mishra and Vandana Upadhyay
1 Globalisation and the Indian Himalayan States: Mitigating or Accentuating Marginalisation? T. S. Papola
2 Economically Integrating Northeast India with Southeast Asia Atul Sarma
3 Economic Performance of the North-Eastern Region in the Post-Liberalisation Period Mrinal Kanti Dutta and Ira Das
4 Employment Challenges in North-Eastern Region of India: Post-Reform Trends and Dimensions Partha Pratim Sahu and Rajeev Kumar
5 Poverty and Nutrition in the North-Eastern Region of India Veronica Pala and Amaresh Dubey
6 Inclusive Development, Citizenship and Globalisation: The Case of Arunachal Pradesh Barbara Harriss-White, Deepak K. Mishra and Aseem Prakash
7 Emerging Issues of Human Development in Northeast India Nirod Chandra Roy
8 Educational Disparities in Northeast India Vandana Upadhyay
9 Land Laws, Development and Globalisation in Northeast India Walter Fernandes
10 Agricultural Credit in Assam: A Review of Recent TrendsSaundarjya Borborah and Gopal Kumar Sharma
11 Agrarian Transformation in Mountain Economies: Field Insights from Arunachal Pradesh Deepak K. Mishra
12 Understanding the Sluggish Industrialisation Process in Northeast India: How do the Industrial Policies Help?Kalyan Das
13 Performance and Potential of the Unorganised Manufacturing Sector: A Brief Study of the North-Eastern States Dipa Mukherjee and Rajarshi Majumder
14 Microfinance in the North-Eastern Region: Growth and Challenges Abhijit Sharma
15 Fiscal Issues for the North-Eastern Region Prabhat Kumar
16 Governance and Human Security Issues in Northeast India Archana Upadhyay
17 India’s Entry to the ASEAN: Some Implications for the Northeast Alokesh Barua
Deepak K. Mishra is Professor of Economics at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Vandana Upadhyay is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India.