Book on ‘Economic Growth and Human Development in Nagaland’ released
Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 20
Interest for researches and higher academic pursuit are increasing in recent years and this is an encouraging trend, Parliamentary Secretary, Higher & Technical Education, Deo Nukhu observed today.
The Parliamentary Secretary made this observation while releasing the book, “Economic Growth and Human Development in Nagaland,” (Heritage Publishing House Dimapur) authored by Dr. Yelhi Vero here today at Hotel Acacia Conference Hall, Dimapur.
This is evident from increase in applications for study leave to pursue PhD and other academic pursuit at the Higher & Technical Education Department, he added.
Congratulating Dr. Yelhi for bringing out the book in an opportune time which researches in this area are quite limited, Nukhu called for further scientific researches in various field especially in social, historical and political aspects of the state.
We still need lots of books and books and publication and young scholars as well as established writers should undertake such engagement, he maintained.
In a brief introduction, the author Dr. Yelhi Vero said that the book was an outcome knowledge gain from academic pursuit throughout his life.
Currently an Assistant Professor under State Higher Education, Dr. Yelhi is a gold medalist in Economics and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Nagaland University (NU). The book is part of his PhD research.
According to the author, the two main focus of the research were – the inter district disparities in development in Nagaland and the link between economic growth and human development in Nagaland.
An important finding of his research which Dr. Yelhi discussed in his introduction was the evidence that 1% increase in female education enhances 7.25% in income and reduces infant mortality by 8.95%.
An additional year of schooling female population reduces fertility rate and keep the population at optimum level, he added quoting from his research.
Besides, overview of the socio-economic condition of the state as well as its various sectorial contributions, the book is packed with information on Nagaland’s economy, demographic features, natural resources, structural changes, sectoral growth and so on.
The book will be useful reference book for academic researches and policy planners and as per the scrutiny of NU syllabus a big help especially for the under graduate level, the author further asserted.
The book will be available in Crossword and Academic Book House in Kohima; and Modern Book Depot, Books & Books and Heritage Publishing House in Dimapur.