A Study on Spatial Statistical Method of Poverty and Sustainable Development of North-Eastern States of India

  • Manoshi Phukon
  • Rajeshwar Singh
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


The interrelationship between ‘population and economic development’ and ‘poverty and human development’ is direct but negative. Both are two faces of a coin and they are mutually exclusive. Rising population affects the economic growth of a region and hence this exacerbates starvation and brings poverty in the population. Poverty magnifies the problem of hunger, poor health forms, malnutrition. Educating women, children and adults in the population would help to control the growth rate of population, work for spouse, better health care and livelihood. Several concepts are available in the literature to measure poverty. The goal of this chapter is to analyse the spatial distribution of poverty levels from the viewpoint of several poverty indicators and looks into mitigation of poverty and sustainable development in North-Eastern states of India through three important pillars of development, namely economic, social and education.


Anti-poverty programmes and policies Environmental sustainability Human development Population growth Spatial distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsNorth Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia

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