This book, containing sixteen papers including the introduction in two sections, attempts to examine the issues on health and development in North East India. It deals with the issues concerning interstate disparity of health performance in North East and comparison with India, barriers to health care access, reproductive health of women, energy intake, first birth intervals and implementation of ICDS. In the second section, the contributors discuss at length the role of medicinal plants in the development of rural economy, women empowerment through MGNREGA, condition of children in tea gardens, waste management etc. in the North-eastern region.
Sanjay Sinha (b. 1984) obtained his M.A. (Economics) and Ph.D. degrees from Assam University, Silchar, Assam. He is presently working as Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Patharkandi College, Assam. He has co-edited a book “Women in North East India: Status, Empowerment and Development Perspectives” (2013), published by Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi and contributed number of research papers and regularly contributes papers in edited volumes, national, international journals and present papers at seminars. He is a member of North Eastern Economic Association.
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