Economic Development Involves Growth With Equity. Equity Has Several Dimensions, Such As, Interpersonal, Inter-Group, Inter-Generational And Inter-Regional. In A Vast Country Like India Regional Disparities Are Quite Natural And Policies For Convergence In The Levels Of Development Across Regions Are Therefore Necessary. The Paths Towards This Convergence With However Have To Be Region Specific As Regions Have Their Own Peculiarities In Terms Of Location, Endowment, History And Culture. This Book Attempts To Trace Out Such A Path For Barak Valley, A Small Region Within Indias North Eastern Region. In The Process The Book Also Presents A Fairly Comprehensive Account Of The Economy Of Barak Valley, Analyses Its Strengths And Weakness And Works Out The Key Policy Measures That Would Be Necessary To Usher In An Agricultural Growth Led Broad Based Development Process In The Region. The Book Should Be Of Immense Use To Students, Teachers, Professionals And Laymen Interested In The Economy Of The Barak Valley In Particular And India In General.
Niranjan Roy (b. 1966) A first class M.Sc. in Economics and Ph.D. from Gauhati University. Presently he is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in Karimganj College, Karimganj (Assam). He is an upcoming scholar in the region and has already published half a dozen research papers in reputed journals. M.P. Bezbaruah (b. 1959) A product of the Delhi School of Economics and an established teacher and researcher, M.P. Bezbaruah is currently a Reader in the Department of Economics of Gauhati University. Besides completing three major research projects, he has also collaborated in a number of groups projects. His publications preceding this volume include a book entitled “Technological Transformation of Agriculture” [Published by Mittal Publications], twenty research papers and a host of popular articles on matters relating to Economics.
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