March 9, 2012
The Arunachal State Human Development Report 2005 provides a description of the history of the state and its initiation in the development process. Opportunities foreseen by the state include the development potential in the hydroelectric power sector, farming, ecotourism and small scale industries while challenges include the state’s isolation from the mainstream and its relatively delayed initiation into the modernization process. In addition to providing significant data related to education, health and income status of the state’s population, the Report discusses the impact of gender inequality and other forms of deprivation and inequality on development. The development recommendations suggested in the Report focus on infrastructure development and biodiversity conservation as these are seen to be the key to sustainable development in the state.