30 Dec 2003

The Assam State Human Development Report of 2003 presents an overview of the progress made by the state on human development indicators since Independence. With special focus on income and employment, health, education and the status of women, this Report brings out a series of sector-specific recommendations. Attention is drawn to inequalities, especially in terms of the lack of access to those living in backward regions to the means of development. Decentralized and participatory approaches that involve women and youth are flagged as key to encouraging inclusive growth in the state.