Resource Base Of North East India; Problems And Prospects: A Descriptive Study

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Bidyutt Bikash Hazarika, Devasish Hazarika, Debajyoti Dutta Saikia, Amrit Kumar Nath, Manjil Hazarika


North East India, consisting eight prospective states, have been carrying a bright historical journey with its own resources. It includes a total area of 2,62180 km2, covered by eight countries, including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, accounting for around 8 percent in total, of which 40 million are inhabited. The Northeast of India has immense unspent natural resources and is recognized as India's East-Look Policy gateway. In this paper, we are making a serious attempt to disclose the resource base of the region in a comprehensive way. In this study, natural resources in the form of mineral resource, water resource, land resource and forest resource are considered for analysis. Besides the natural resources, in the last part of the paper, an analysis on human resources of the region is also given which is the very essential one to transform the other resources into a ray of blossom. The region is full of potentials on the one side, but surrounded with problems as well. In this study, we are trying to discuss those in a detailed way. For the study various secondary data are used from many authentic sources.

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