CONTENTS:- Section I. Globalisation, social capital, environment and human development: 1. Globalisation and human development: is there any trade off?/Gurudas Das. 2. Role of human and social capital in economic development/Rajesh Dutta. 3. Human development and the management of natural resources: some basic issues/Utpal Kumar De. 4. Human development and inhuman growth/Gorky Chakraborty. Section II. Education, income and human development: 5. Human resource and its status in North-East India/Keya Sengupta. 6. Role of education in human development in Nagaland/Subhendu Dutta. 7. Impact of educational attainment on fertility: a case study of Tripura/Anil Kumar Das. 8. Level of income and human development: a case of three North Eastern States/Anup Kumar Datta. 9. Data of higher education for human resource development in North East India/K.S. Chakraborty. 10. Human resource development in Manipur: a disclaimer/K. Gyanendra Singh. 11. Dimension of human resource development in the North East India: the case of Mizoram/R. Lalnun Tluanga. Section III. Human development and well being: 12. Dimensions of human resource development in North-East India in the era of economic reforms/Santanu Ray. 13. Levels of human development: a case study with special reference to Assam/Padmalochan Hazarika. 14. Human development scenario in Assam/Hiranmoy Roy. 15. Self help group-bank interlinkages: the emerging patterns in North East India/Abhijit Sarkar.
Human development is a powerful concept than conventional measure of Gross National Product (GNP) in understanding human well being. With the rejection of "trickle down hypothesis", rising disillusion with assumed positive association between growth and well-being, new insights gained in the relationship between growth and equity that nullifies the claim of negative relationship at least at early stage of growth, the exploitation of the capability approach towards development and the emergence of the new growth theories that focus on the role of the human factor in economic growth-all have brought a sharp focus on the human development as a necessary condition for sustainable growth.
Contributions in this volume deal with different aspects of human development. Contributors have attempted to analyze the various linkages between globalization and human development, environment and human development, social capital and human development and education and human development. Authors have made an attempt to assess the status of human development in the states of North East India. This volume deserves the attention of the academia, policy makers, development agencies and activists alike.