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Peoples of Himalayas

SIKKIM HIMALAYAS

ECOLOGY AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

M.K. BHASIN AND VEENA BHASIN(Univesity of Delhi, Delhi, India)

With a Foreward by: PAWAN CHAMLING, Chief Minister of Sikkim

1994 • Pages: XIV + 191 • Size: 140 x 220 mm •

ISBN 81-85264-09-0 • Binding: Hard •

Price: US $ 25/- Rs. 450/-

Sikkim Himalayas

The Human Resource Development use humans as resources and acknowledges the need to develop them, so that they can be means to further human development. It means manpower development for the betterment of quality of life. There is a need to develop a holistic approach of human development. In their dual role as both the object and a key instrument of development, people must be central in development planning. The political integration of Sikkim in to the Indian Nation has led to economic development in the state. The Sikkim state so for unblemished by industrialization and modernity is notw open to various forces of development especially technical and educational programmes. With more scientific knowledge and ecological understanding of the region the developmentprogrammes can be made more beneficial. The negative factors of development change can be limited by careful planning with detailed knowledge of existing natural, human and cultural resources. With the objective stated in the present book the impact of technology and community development programmes on the people of Sikkim is reported)

CONTENTS

  1. INTRODUCTION:
  2. SIKKIM:
  3. FIELD AREA AND METHODOLOGY:

    1. Field Area
    2. Methodology
  4. HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND AMENITIES:

    1. Human Settlements
    2. Amenities Available
  5. ECONOMIC PURSUITS:
  6. DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERSTICS OF THE VARIOUS ETHNIC GROUPS:

    1. Population Composition
    2. Nuptiality Indicators
    3. Biological Factors
    4. Cultural Factors
  7. ESTIMATES, TRENDS AND DIFFERENTIALS IN FERTILITY AND MORTALITY:

    1. Measures of Fertility
    2. Measures of Mortallity
    3. Urban Rural Residence
  8. THE ISSUE OF DEVELOPMENT: PROBLEMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:

    1. Traditional Resource Management
    2. Development Programmes
    3. The Ecological Management of Development in Sikkim

Glossary • Bibliography• Index•

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