CONTENTS: 1. Introduction 2. A Brief Historical Account 3. Land and Agriculture 4. Industry in Sikkim: Problems and Prospects 5. Economic Transition of Sikkim 6. Findings from Primary Survey 7. Conclusion
Within the realm of development economics the book is an attempt to search for a right interrelationship amongst community, market and the State for promoting economics growth and to allow the trickle down effect of growth to reach the grass root level. The development process followed in post State hood period shows that serious attempts were made in Sikkim to create new avenues for livelihood outside agriculture without disturbing the rural fabric of the region. The economy is growing at a satisfactory rate,higher than all the India average growth rate. Per capita income stands higher thna all India average. The so called strucltural change has apparently become prominent.Does it then imply that Sikkim's economy is moving is Kuzents' Way? Has the realinece on agriculture been reduced substantilly" Institutional reforms in terms of agrian reform have not been intiated in Sikkim. Can we than conclude that high economic growth can be achievement without bringing institutional changes? Has high economic growth led to a strong and resilient manufacturing sector or services? An honest and an unbiased effort has been made to answer these questions so that Sikkim can become a 'model state' in North East and in India in the days to come.