Book

Report on rural economic survey in United K. & J. Hills

The Government PressShillong, India • Published In 1963 • Pages:

By: Assam. Department of Economics and Statistics.

Abstract
This survey report gives a general description of the economic situation of the Khasi people as found in 1958, and provides a great amount of statistical material on its specific features. Before the 1948 division of the Indian sub-continent into India and Pakistan, the Khasis enjoyed a prosperous economy. Their main income had come through the sale of agricultural products (mostly oranges, betelnut and betel leaves, rice, and potatoes) to an area which belongs now to Bangladesh. Due to the division, the Khasis who live on the Indian side of the border have lost their market. Various measures to boost up the desperate economic situation which have been undertaken by the Indian government have not shown any noticeable effect.
Subjects
Composition of population
Cultural participation
Tillage
Land use
Real property
Borrowing and lending
Renting and leasing
Production and supply
Income and demand
Occupational specialization
Labor supply and employment
Standard of living
Household
Community structure
culture
Khasi
HRAF PubDate
1996
Region
Asia
Sub Region
South Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Government Officials-5
Analyst
Sigrid Khera ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; 1970-1974
Coverage Date
1958
Coverage Place
United Khasi and Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India
Notes
Assam. Department of Economics and Statistics
LCSH
Khasi (Indic people)