A PUBLICATION OF THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR EASTERN AND
NORTH EASTERN REGIONAL STUDIES, KOLKATA

A University Grants Commission Approved Journal
(under UGC-CARE, Arts & Humanities Citation Index)
ISSN 2582-2241

  • Volume 7, Issue 1 (January 2023)
FIRST PAGES
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Interlinkages Of Infrastructure And Regional Development: A Geographical Study Of Ramgarh District Of Jharkhand
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Imbalances in the availability of infrastructure have been a major reason behind the skewed development. The aim of this research paper is to examine the preciseness of this assertion in the light of observed results at the study area using a multidimensional stratagem with sectoral sub-sectoral and composite indices of development and infrastructural availability. The infrastructure is important for faster economic growth and alleviation of poverty in the country. Adequate infrastructure in the form of road and railway transport systems, ports, power, airports and their efficient working is also needed for the integration of the Indian economy with other economies of the world. This paper highlights the intra-district disparities in infrastructural facilities in Ramgarh district using seven indicators viz. education, health, financial services, transport and communication and public utilities. This study is based on the secondary data collected by various governmental sites, various research papers, newspaper articles etc. and analysing data by various statistical tools, bar and pie diagrams. The findings are statistically very important to make new regional policies under the overall framework development in order to attain a balanced regional in both the infrastructure and regional development. Keywords: Economic, imbalances, infrastructure, integration, poverty

Dissecting Covid-19 and Women from the Prism of Beijing Declaration and Platform for the Action
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As the year 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for the Action, in which representatives from 189 countries signed in an agreement to remove obstacles for women’s equal and active participation in all private/public spheres and there was galore across the globe to examine the success and achievement made in the last 25 years. However, 2020 brought new challenges to women with the spread of covid-19 throughout the world and further created economic stress on families resulting in women being at greater risk of exploitation and gender-based violence. The pandemic has further deepened pre- existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic aspects. It has been reported a worldwide increase in cases of domestic violence as women are forced to lockdown at home with their abuser, and on top of it, the services to support survivors are being disrupted or made inaccessible. Moreover, there is a gross violation of human rights in the name of the global pandemic, which has further aggravated the situation, and women continue to face the brunt at most in these challenging times. Against this backdrop, this paper tries to examine the progress made in line with Beijing Declaration and Platform for the Action and will further try to evaluate new challenges brought forth by the covid-19 pandemic to women at the global level. Keywords: Violence Against Women, Covid-19, Pandemic, Domestic Violence, Beijing Declaration and Platform for the Action.

Conceiving Atmospheric Protection through Club Governance: Formal Provision Versus Fair Distribution
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The G7, under the German Presidency, had in its summit at Schloss Elmau undertaken a landmark decision to establish a ‘Climate Club’ by the end of 2022. This was a significant announcement made ahead of the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) which was held in Egypt in November 2022. From the perspective of the developed countries, such an idea represents yet another ambitious change, akin to the institutionalization of the Net Zero Emissions (NZE) regime in advance of COP26 in 2021. The idea of climate club, if it manages to achieve realization, may represent a significant structural transition in the nature of global climate governance. Depending on the manner in which it is concretized and on the kind of consensus it manages to secure beyond the elite group of G7, the formation of climate club as a node of climate governance would likely signal a dilution of the norms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and raise problematic questions about the governance of global public goods. Keywords: climate club, global public goods, atmospheric commons, G7, UNFCCC, COP27.

Peoples’ Perception of Insurgency in Contemporary Assam
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This article examines the peoples’ belonging to the lower Assam regions about the contemporary trends of insurgency. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has been taken as the main insurgent group for the study. The empirical pieces of evidence showcase the varying perceptions of common people concerning ULFA in Assam. Peoples’ perception about the principles, threat potentiality, popularity, negotiations, and other aspects associated with ULFA was studied by surveying 192 people. By the research, it was found that the activities and threats of ULFA have comparatively less influence in the daily lives of contemporary Assam. Keywords Assam, Insurgency, United Liberation Front of Assam, Decline of influences, peoples’ perception

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