Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. Development Issues in North West India/Sucha Singh Gill. 2. Growth and Development in North Western India: An Analysis of Major Issues/R.L. Bhat. 3. Structural Transformation in Northern States of India/Mudasir Afshan. 4. An Empirical Study of Disparities within North Western Region/Aijaz Ahmad Bhat and Javaid Iqbal khan. 5. A Comparative Study of Income Inequality of North-Western States of India/Fayaz Ahmad Bhat and Effat Yasmin. 6. Inequality of opportunity in employment in North Indian States/Javaid Iqbal Khan. 7. Health Micro Insurance and Healthcare Utilisation in North India/Sheikh Aftaab-ul-Maroof and Mohi-ud-Din Sangmi. 8. Economic and Ecological Implications of Climatic Variability in North Western Himalayas/Mohammad Shafi Bhat. 9. Institutional Aspects of Groundwater Management in North Indian States/Falendra K. Sudan. 10. Hydro-Power Development and Its Pricing in North Indian States/Falendra K. Sudan. 11. Economic Valuation of North Western Himalayan Biodiversity: The Case of Dachigam National Park in Jammu and Kashmir/Mohammad Younus Bhat and M.S. Bhatt. 12. Reviving the Era of Interdependence: An Appraisal of India-Pakistan Trade from 1947 to 1965/Sajad Padder. 13. Need for Humane Governance in North India: A Study of Urban Kashmir/Prof Gull Mohammad Wani. 14. Spatio-temporal Variability of Non-Communicable Diseases in North Western Himalayan region - A Geographical Study of Kashmir Valley/Ishtiaq A. Mayer, Bashir A. Lone, Sheraz A. Lone. Manzoor A. Wani. Index.
Research on aspects of regional development in India has a long tradition. However, almost all the published works in this area seem to have overlooked the importance of focused, in depth analysis of development dynamics within a particular region. In most of the studies intra-regional comparisons have been at the center stage. Drawing inter-regional comparisons has its own advantages, but an in-depth analysis within the concerned regions seems to have taken the back seat. It is in this backdrop that an attempt has been made in the present book to focus specifically on regional development. Efforts have been made to study development dynamics in the highly diverse north western India at the disaggregated sectoral level. This book will broaden understanding of various challenges faced by the region in post reform period of high macroeconomic growth. Further, research on comparable lines in other states of the region can lead to a rich literature for fruitful policy interventions in a broader perspective. This book is intended to meet the requirements of a variety of stakeholders in policy formulation, planning and practice of Growth and Development. It will go a long way in explicating the inhibitions to inclusive development within a regional setting in general and in North-West India, in particular. Over and above this, the present volume is expected to meet the academic requirements of scholars, students and the general readers across a broad spectrum.