Realizing The Growth Potential Of
North East India
Seven Sister States—Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura—and
the Himalayan state of Sikkim
Introduction To North East India
Location : Easternmost
Himalayan hills India
Area: 262,230 km2
Population Density : 148 /km2
Religion: Hinduism, Islam,
Hindi, English, Assamese, Garo,
Jaintia, Khasi, Bengali, Mizo,
Manipuri, Nagamese, Lepcha,
Limboo, Bhutia (Sikkimese),
Bhutia (Tibetan), and several
other local dialects.
o Persisting Problem :
o North Eastern states occupy 8% of India’s
geographical area but contribute only 2.3% to
o North East shares land borders with five
countries, exports from the region form only
0.004% of India’s exports.
o Six of eight North Eastern states have a
higher dropout rate in schools than the rest
of the country.
o the region also enjoys the highest per capita
investment by the Centre, averaging INR
2,574.98, against the all-India average of INR
683.95 yet the development is negligible.
o study suggests that in the decade 2011-2021
therewill be only 2.6 million jobs for 17
million job seekers in the North Eastern
Causes of Problem:-
The most important factor of negligence of
north east India is the connectivity issue,
Sikkim being the only state forming road
links between the East India and rest of
India, limited number of air flights and rail
The lack of government interest towards the
development of North East India.
The insurgency problems due to 22 terrorist
outfits prevailing in the region and
government weak stand towards eradication
of the problem.
Corruption level in the governing bodies and
mis-utilisationof state development funds.
The mindset of people towards the Eastern
natives of our country .
The north eastern states, having a
comparatively small electorate (3.8% of
India's total population) are alloted 25 out of
a total of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha (Which
is 4.6% of the total number of seats).
Reason To Select This Topic
Te first and formost reason to select this topic was,
on visiting North East India personally , we realised
the tremendous potential which this region holds in
terms of attracting tourists towards the place, the
abundant resources the region as , as well as to
inform the citizens of our nations , who are very
poor information about North East , thus in a way by
this presentation we want to bridge the gap between
the east and the rest of our country , clearing the mis
conceptions of the people.
Various measures which can be
taken to maximise growth in
Te first step is to create a sense of
belongingness in the natives of the
states with the nation . This involves
creating awareness programs ,
Taking strong actions against the
prevailing insurgent groups , either in
terms of diplomatic negotiations or
strong armed forces actions.
Improving literacy rate.
Popularisin te local made andicrafts
and artifacts in India as well as abroad
Improving connectivity with the rest of
India by establishing rail routes ,
improved road ways , and flits.
North East shares 4500 km long
international borders wit countries like
Myanmar , China Bhutan, and
Bangladesh which can be used to
boost trade wit these countries .
Development and investment in the
tourism industry of North East which
can be the best source of revenue for
the government. Te states have a
number of historical monuments and
beautiful scenic views about which the
citizens of our country are unaware ex
Logtak Lake in Imhpal- Manipur.
A VIEW OF LOGTAK LAKE
IMPACT OF SOLUTION
The proposed solutions will boost the
economy in tremendous ways and will
curb the poverty in the region.
The mentality and approach towards
east India will change which has always
been given the least importance.
The artefacts and handicraft skills will
become popular world wide
Accessibility to remote areas will
Tourism industry will benefit creating
more revenue generating opportunities
for the locals.
Diplomatic relationships with
neighbouring countries will improve as
India will emerge as a strong business
partner for these countries.
The basic infrastructure exits, the need
is to make it world class.
HORN BILL FESTIVAL VILLAGE -
Challenges In Implementing The Solution
Te demand for a separate state as
BODOLAND or THE GOORKHA LAND has
suddenly increased. People must be made
realise that dividing the state into smaller
parts , wouldn't benefit them , it will only
increase the regional conflicts between the
Changing the mindset of natives and
assuring them that allowing development in
the area would generate more job
Ensuring that the RIGHT TO EDUACTION
reaches remote areas of the eastern states so
that people are more aware, of the situation .
Te biggest challenge is to curb the corruption
level so that the funds issued towards the
development of the eastern part of our
country is utilized properly rather than
filling pockets of corrupt officials.
Our government must not surrender against
the demands of insurgent groups- the biggest
reason for the underdevelopment of EAST.
THE TALENT FROM NORTH EAST
•The eastern part of our
country as always been known
for enormous talent which it
•Providing tem infrastructure
is directly proportional to the
no. of world class athletes that
our country will have .
•Not only sports , we have had
enormous talent in the fields of
music , acting , defences and
agriculture from this part of
our country .
•Its now upto us, if we want to
capitalise on it , or leave it on
WORTH MENTIONING THE TWO
Bhut Jolokia also known a ghost
pepper – Product of Assam and
Naaland. In 2007, guinness world
record certified that the Ghost Pepper
(Bhut Jolokia) was the world's hottest
chili pepper – 1 Crore + Scoville rating
Doyang Hydro Power Plant – one
of a kind in India – extreme level
of engineering and optimum and
eco friendly use of resources.
On A Final Note
North East India ‘‘and its people’’ have been an internal part of
our country and always will be , its the forest reserve of our
country , rich in culture heritage and talent, probably one of the
most beautiful place on our planet earth.
Yet , it is not given the importance , it deserves , by our national
media ,our people and the government of India.
Rich in natural resources , its our responsibility that we develop
the area , bring it at power with the rest of our country, and
unite it with our mainland.
The place witnessed the toughest battle in the world , ‘’Te battle
of Koima durin e second World War, (declared as te worlds
bloodiest war ever in te uman istory) , te place as seen enou
ardsips, now its te time we realise wat sinificance it olds for our
Indian Army Database
Personal Visit to the North East
Tour guide – Manipur and Nagaland
A Presentation By :-
Abhishek Badial – Team Co-ordinator
From :- G.B Pant Engineering College