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ID 45584
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creator
Chen, Lin
Tiwari, Prakash C.
subject
mountain village
employment opportunity
household economy
underdeveloped region
Uttarakhand
India
NDC
Economics
abstract
This paper examined the recent socio-economic changes of a village in Uttarakhand that has shown rapid economic growth. We selected K Village as a study field, where we conducted a survey in 2007. Therefore, our primary intention was to examine the changes that occurred over the 10-year period since our original investigation. The research results are as follows. First, we found some changes in the employment structure. The agricultural sector continued to play an important role in employment opportunities, though the number of people who engaged in agricultural work decreased. There was an increase in non-agricultural jobs, particularly in the opportunity for office-work in Indian metropolitan areas (as well as overseas). Second, considering the benefits of tourism development in the village, some residents pointed out positive effects, such as employment creation and increase of aided businesses related to tourism. On the contrary, other residents emphasized negative effects, such as the deterioration of the environment due to improper development. Third, for the future development of agriculture, it is important to develop strategies for improving agricultural mechanization and increasing the value of products as the number of agricultural workers has marginally decreased in recent years. Fourth, we confirmed the continuous progress in income, education, and the spread of consumer goods over the 10-year period. Our 2017 reinvestigation of K Village was able to confirm the tendency for the village to continuously develop, though there were some issues to be solved.
description
Special Issue
“Developmental Challenges in Rural India: A Village Level Examination in Himalayan Mountains”
journal title
Journal of Urban and Regional Studies on Contemporary India
volume
Volume 4
issue
Issue 2
start page
31
end page
40
date of issued
2018-03
publisher
The Center for Contemporary India Studies, Hiroshima University
issn
2188-5222
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
rights
(c) 2018 The Center for Contemporary India Studies, Hiroshima University
department
The Center for Contemporary India Studies at Hiroshima University
Graduate School of Letters
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