The problems facing the hill region differ from the plain zone because of difference in topography and ecological setting. This calls for identifying the specific problems and adopting means to formulate correct strategies for development. This book focuses on Eastern Himalayas as the area of study.
Twelve eminent scholars have contributed to the discussion. Apart from Sikkim. Bhutan, Darjeeling and Northeast India, there is a revealing statement on the changes in Tibetan economy, based on experiences and observations of sthe refugees, who have crossed into India, and the few visitors allowed into Tibet.
The Study covers every aspect of planned and non-plan development and the problems associated with it. Although the papers are independent studies, with authors enjoying complete freedom to air their views, all of them have shown a common concern for grass-root participation and ecological balance, both soical and biological, while formulating the strategy of development.
(Development Studies, Economics, Himalayan Studies, Geography, Environment, Sociology, Demography)