CONTENTS:- 1. Growth trend of population and its characteristic features in north Eastern region / Rabindra Kumar Choudhury 2. Demographic dynamics of the north eastern region / A. K. Neog 3. Declining fertility in the north east states: an analysis of roles played by social, economic and demographic factors / H. Goswami. 4. Population and population pressures on Forest resources in the north eastern region / M. C. Pandey 5. Spatial distribution of tribal population and inter-tribal differences in growth: a study in tribal Demography of the north east / Debendra Kumar Nayak and Susmita Das 6. Trends of population growth in north east region of India / N. N. Bhattacharyya 7. Growth of population and environmental problems in the Urban areas of North East India / Pranay Jyoti Goswami 8. Categorywise population dynamics of North East India (1971-91) / S. D. Nandi 9. Population growth and Female literacy in India with special reference to north eastern states / Philomath Passah 10. Composition and Pattern of internal migration in Arunachal Pradesh: a district level study / A. Mitra 11. Population pressure on the Agricultural lands in the hill areas of Assam: a case study on Karbi Anglong district of Assam / A. K. Borah and A. K. Sachan 12. Population growth and its impact upon the land resources of Assam / Keya Sengupta 13. Population trend among the Karbis in a century (1872-1971): an overview / R. P. Athparia 14. Environment and some aspects of population structure of Meghalaya / D. Tyagi 15. Population growth and Natural resource base in Meghalaya / Sutapa Datta 16. Impact of population growth on the present civic amenities within the Shillong urban agglomeration / Subrata Purkayastha 17. Birth Rate and Death rate in Manipur (1971-89): a study of the time series / Dipak Kumar Adak and R. Th. Varte 18. What causes poverty? / P. K. Misra 19. Deconstructing poverty / B. S. Butola 20. Perspective on poverty / B. K. Panda 21. Current status of poverty and its determinants in the north eastern region / Keya Sengupta 22. Some indices of urban poverty in North East India: an overview / S. Mukherjee and M. Banerjee 23. If the Children are not coming to school, can we REACH them? / Neelam Sinha 24. Poverty and homelessness / S. K. Agnihotri 25. Poverty and homelessness: Ethical considerations / Thomas Pulloppillil 26. A profile of poverty / B. Datta Ray 27. Development strategy and poverty alleviation programme: a case study of Mizoram / S. N. Guha Thakurta 28. Literacy and the poor: a study of selected slums of Shillong / A. C. Mohapatra and Nazarene V. Marbaniang 29. Shelter for urban poor / H. K. Mazhari 30. Status of Air Pollution in Meghalaya / S. C. Katiyar 31. Safe water to the urban dwellers / S. P. Bhattacharyya 32. The urban poor and civic services: a case study of Shillong / Geeta Sarin 33. The quality of life of the urban poor / Susmita Das 34. Poverty in Rural Meghalaya / Benay Lahiri 35. Victims of poverty: a case study of the scheduled castes of Assam / R. P. Athparia and D. N. Pandey 36. Literacy scenario of Nagaland / Premlata Devi 37. Whither "Habitability": a note on environmental sanitation and urbanization / A. C. Mohapatra 38. Water pollution and its treatment / K. K. Dwivedi 39. Solid waste Management and the role of non-government organisations in the disposal of City garbage / Tapash Kumar Barman 40. Ecological degradation and forest resources in Meghalaya / Rangan Dutta 41. The Cyborg environment and the end of ethics: a Capitalist predicament / B. S. Butola 42. Air pollution: a global environmental problem / B. P. Dey
North East India is volume deal with the Population dynamics, Poverty and Environment in North East India which are inter-linked. All processes of social and economical development planning must take into account, the demographic dimension, levels of poverty and the Physical and social environment in which the people live. The right size of population and the human quality are important factors for social and economic development. The quality of life in terms of Infrastructure like road, potable water, Health services, Education etc. is determined by the assured and required Income level. Even in North-East India Tribal areas, the in built Environmental Defence mechanism is fast breaking down. The volume analyses and suggests Remedies for countering the degrading social situation. The towns are fortresses of Wealth surrounded by hungry people, the victims of poverty. The poverty is due to low land-man ratio, dependence of the Poor on wage income and their inability to find wage Employment throughout the year in the villages. The papers included in this volume are an attempt to Study the issues.