Khadi and Village Industries in North East India: Challenges and Opportunities

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  • Author :Ram Krishna Mandal
  • Year of Publication :2012
  • ISBN: :9788180698804
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXXVIII, 346
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Developmental Studies, Economics, Gandhian Studies, North East Indian Studies, Sociology

About the Book :

This volume containing 20 articles as an interdisciplinary in nature presented in the National Seminar organized by Deptt. of Economics, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi. This book consist four sections to provide a clear cut picture on various perspectives and issues for the development of Khadi and Village Industries in Socio-Economic Development of North-East States. The village industries and traditional unorganized industries constitute an important segment of the economies of the North-East States where 40 per cent people are living under BPL and more than 80 per cent in the rural belt making agriculture as the main occupation. Unemployment is a major problem in todays developing economies, particularly in N-E Region informal sector is an important segment to generate employment through village industries to make the best use of indigenous knowledge and the craftmanship of the artisans. Khadi and Village Industries (KVI), therefore, offers enormous prospects for increasing the opportunities for income and employment generation in this region.

About Author :

Ram Krishna Mandal, the author of Developmental Process in North-East India with Special Reference to Arunachal Pradesh was born in a remote village of West Bengal. Dr. Mandal completed his graduation with honours in Economics from Balurghat College, Balurghat (West Bengal) and did his M.A. in Economics with Distiction, M. Phil. and Ph.D. in Economics, BLIS and B.Ed. from the North Bengal University, Darjeeling (West Bengal). Dr. Mandal has to his credit 55 published research papers in National and International Journals on different issues of national as well as regional importance. By virtue of his merit and perservance, Dr. Mandal has so far produced eight books : (i) Micro-economic Theory (Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi), (ii) Socio-economic Transformation of Arunachal Pradesh (Omsons Publishers, New Delhi), (iii) Money, Income and Rational Expectations in Indian Economy (Mittal Publications, New Delhi), (iv) Macro-economic Theory (Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi, jointly written), (v) Value Added Tax in North-East India. (Mittal Publications, New Delhi, edited), (vi) Women in North-East India (Mittal Publications, New Delhi, jointly written), (vii) Entrepreneurship and Rural Development in North-East India (DVS Publishers, Guwahati, edited) and (viii) Industry, Trade and Economic Development in North-East India (Mittal Publications, New Delhi, jointly edited). He has three UGC sponsored research projects in his credit. He is also a Post-Doctoral Research Awardee UGC Fellow. Presently, he has been rendering his service as an Associate Professor in Economics in Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.