Industry Trade and Economic Development
The book is an edited volume of twenty-eight articles is interdisciplinary in nature presented in the National Seminar organized by Department of Economics, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, Sponsored by the University Grants Commission, North-Eastern Regional Office, Guwahati on the theme, "Problems and Prospects of Industrial Development in North-East India" dated February 14-15, 2008. There are differences among the North-East India with respect to their natural resource endowments, levels of idustrialization and infrastructural facilities. On the whole, all the economies of the region are underdeveloped. Two paradigms dominated Government of India's North-East Policy as a whole. One relates to overstress on security/strategic consideration rather than on development efforts in a development perspective. The other relates to the minimum intervention in traditional systems and institutions of the hill economy, which is what has led to their non-compatibility with the functioning of market system. Since the mid 1990s, however, uninterrupted disorder and its relation with persistence underdevelopment of the mainstream collective psyche as reflected in growing national level debate, deliberations and discourse as well as pronouncement of special economic packages for the economic development of North-east India. The book attempts to provide a clear cut picture on various perspectives and issues affecting development of rural as well urban industrializations.
Ram Krishna Manual (b. 1966) has been serving as Reader in Economics, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He completed his graduation with honours in Economics from Balurghat College, Balughat (W.B.) and took his higher education in M.A. in Economics with Distinction, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Economics, BLIS and B.Ed. from the North Bengal University, Darjeeling (W.B.). he is a member of Research Centre for Social Science, Mumbai, North-East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong, North-Eastern Economic Association, Guwahati and Social Science Research Institute of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar. To his credit, he has forty research papers on national and regional issues published in various reputed academic National and International Journals. He has also three UGC sponsored research projects in his credit and is also a Post-Doctoral Research Awardee U.G.C. Fellow, New Delhi. By virtue of his merit and perseverance, he has authored five books: (i) Micro-economic Theory, (II) Socio-Economic Transformation of Arunachal Pradesh, (III) Money. Income and Rational Expectations in Indian Economy, (iv) Macro-economic Theory (Jointly) and (v) Value Added Tax in North-East India (ed.) A. Ibotombi Singh (b.1964) has been presently working as a Lecturer (Sr.) in Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He completed his B.A. degree from the Agra University. Agra (First Class with Merit Scholarship) and M.A. from the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra and Ph.D. from Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar. he has been teaching Economics, Centre for Distance Education, Rajiv Gandhi University. He has also completed two research project sponsored by the University Grants Commission, NERO and by the MAKAIAS, Kolkata. He has presented about 10 research papers in national and regional seminars. He has also two research papers published in foreign journals. He is also a life member of North-East Economic Association, Guwahati and Manipur Economic Association, Imphal.
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