Contents: Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Historical background of North East India. 3. Physiographic background of North East India. 4. Climate of North East India. 5. Soil and natural vegetation. 6. Natural hazards and disasters. 7. Resource base of North East India. 8. Population and development. 9. Agriculture and development. 10. Industrial development in North East India. 11. Transport and communication in North East India. 12. Socio-economic disparity in North East India. Bibliography. Index.
The study of North East India is necessary to understand region. The significance of such a book lies in the fact that the North-East India is located at the crossroads among three major economies. East Asia, South Asia and South-East Asia. This geographical advantage has, however, not been translated in reality into the region’s economic development. Despite the high growth in India’s trade-ties with South-East Asia and China in the recent times, the region’s role has been marginal in terms of its contribution to trade and as a trade route. The book is an aim to bring most of the issues related to the region in one place.