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Govind Bhattacharjee

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199460830

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460830.001.0001

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Other Northeastern States

Other Northeastern States

Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh

(p.187) 4 Other Northeastern States
Special Category States of India

Govind Bhattacharjee

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the situations under which the special category status was accorded to these five northeastern states. Meghalaya was carved out of Assam in 1972, and the union territories of Tripura and Manipur were accorded full statehood in the same year, following which special category status was accorded to them. Union territories of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were accorded full statehood in 1987 when they were also brought within this category. The chapter discusses the brief histories of each of these states including the history of attainment of statehood by them, their traditional socio-political institutions and ways of life, socio-economic changes in them since becoming special category states and the role of central assistance in expanding their infrastructure and improving the developmental indicators in them. The chapter examines the management of public finances by them as well as their planning priorities. It also discusses the violent insurgency that singed Mizoram, Tripura, and Manipur for decades together and the present situation.

Keywords:   Creation of Meghalaya, APHLC, Village Durbar, Insurgency in Manipur, Insurgency in Tripura, Insurgency in Mizoram, Mizo National Front, North East Frontier Agency (NEFA), McMahon Line, Simla Convention

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