About North East
The North East (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) is endowed with abundant natural resources, ideal climatic conditions for agriculture, tea, rubber, sericulture and a largely untapped hydropower potential. It is also is one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, consisting of large portions of land under tropical forests, with various Non-timber Forest Product (NTFP) like Bamboo and precious medicinal herbs. The region shares 2,000 Km. of international borders with Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar and Bangladesh – making it a geo-politically charged region with significant unorganized cross-border trade and cultural exchange. The literacy rate in the North Eastern region is around 78% which higher than the national average of 74%. The highest literacy rate is recorded in Mizoram at 91% while the lowest is in Arunachal Pradesh at 65% as per 2011 census. Still the entire North Eastern region accounts to only around 3% of India’s total GDP. Opportunities for economic development lies in tourism (adventure and eco-tourism), renewable energy, agriculture, horticulture, medicinal / aromatic plants, forest resources and food processing. But Low levels of physical and digital infrastructure services combined with socio-economic unrests have kept capital flow from the private sector muted in the region.
Why North East ?
In many parts of the world, massive impacts of climate change on the environment and people’s lives are already visible. Climate change affects livelihoods, food security, health and economic activities – to name but a few facets. People living in rural areas and those dependent on nature for their livelihood face the biggest challenges of all. This especially applies to the North Eastern Region (NER) of India, where most communities rely predominantly on natural resources for their livelihood. Climate change adaptation in the North Eastern region becomes part of a broader sustainable development concept, wherein, integrating aspects of biodiversity, environmental protection and sustainable natural resource management to foster socially inclusive growth.
The problems are mostly associated with
Fragmented Land Holding with Lack of Stable Market
Little to No Access to Energy
Low Level of Technology Adoption
Unpredictable Weather Patterns
Some potentials are outlined as below
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