Socio-Economic Development of the North-East: An Assessment

  • Kamal R. Dikshit
  • Jutta K. Dikshit
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Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Abstract

In any objective assessment of the North-East region, one finds variety and richness in its cultural and literary achievements, yet the economic picture looks subdued, if not outright dismal. Economically, the states of the North-East have to depend heavily on the support of the Central Government. Most of the states of the North-East receive, and justifiably so, a large contribution to their budget, not only their share of central taxes but a far greater share, in the form of grant-in-aid. The states of the North-East have to strive to ensure a healthy life, including proper nutrition, education, health care and a harmonious community living for their citizens. Any initiative in this direction requires resources besides a determined planned effort. A sound economy is, therefore, the sheet anchor for a healthy society and provides the necessary support for its cultural and literary achievements.

Keywords

Infant Mortality National Average Capita Income Poverty Line Illegal Immigrant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamal R. Dikshit
    • 1
  • Jutta K. Dikshit
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PunePuneIndia

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