Spur to militancy?

Investments in the Northeast fail to generate employment

Published: Tuesday 31 August 2004

This generates a mere 18,007 jobs

Guwahati is where the buck stops, literally. So Assam gets most of the investments. Other states' capacity to invest is minimal and the industrial sector unwilling

Black hole
for all investments into the Northeast is Assam
State Number
of units
(Rs in crore)
of share
Assam 511 1,038.08 81.88 12,827
Meghalaya 49 190.24 0.15 4,244
Nagaland 48 19.63 1.55 439
Arunachal 10 10.29 0.81 140
Tripura 28 9.63 0.76 357
TOTAL 646 1,267.87 100 18,007

Source: SK Mishra 2002, 'AGRICULTURE IN THE NORTH-EASTERN REGION', Department of Economics, north east hill univeristy, Shillong.

Anon 2003, Basic Stastics for Northeast, North East Council, Shillong

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