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Globalisation & Act East Policy: The Role of Tribal Community

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 4 Issue 1 & 2

Published: 2015
Author(s) Name: N. Tejmani Singh, Chinglen Pukhrabam Singh | Author(s) Affiliation: Commerce Department, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, India
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Abstract

Indias Look East policy was envisioned by the Narasimha Rao government in 1991 as a focused foreign policy approach towards South East Asia in particular and East Asia in general. In the present day circumstance, tourism covers rural areas, the health sector, and the environment. There are about 305 communities and over 200 tribes inhabited in Indias northeast region. Each community has its distinct customs, cultural legacy and tradition and as such, the region has ample projection to promote modern day tourism. However, policy makers face certain challenges in the North East towards best possible implementation of the Look East policy (hereinafter Act East Policy). This paper throws light on these challenges like lack of infrastructure, crisis of insurgency, the disjuncture between the elites and the social base in the North East regarding the Look East policy, and the states in capacities during the implementation process of this policy. There are ample possibilities for Tribals in North-East India to reap benefits from Indias thriving relations with South East Asia as the process of globalization provides the countries with the opportunities to grapple with cross-market convenience and enabling them lessen their poverty and economic backwardness.

Keywords: Look East Policy, Tourism, Foreign Trade, NE India and Southeast Asia, Tribal

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