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Cross-border Trade and Economic Development in the Border States of India

This study attempts to evaluate how the border states in India are actively engaging in cross-border trade, examines the role of central and state governments in strengthening the infrastructure developmental activities and identifies the challenges and opportunities for it. The study found that border states that are actively engaging in cross-border trade have received better funding from the centre and have also recorded a higher growth rate of state gross domestic products compared to other border states. Although the cross-border trade with countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan is flourishing, there is a huge scope for expanding it with Myanmar and Pakistan.

Assessing Economic Impacts of Connectivity Corridors in North East India

One of the main constraints to development in North East India is the lack of connectivity. How the existing East–West Corridor and the proposed transboundary corridors such as the Trilateral Highway, the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project, and the Bangladesh–China–India–Myanmar Economic Corridor connecting India with neighbouring countries in the eastern neighbourhood would stimulate economic activities in the North East is examined. It is found that the corridor-based development projects may generate economic activities and regional development, which, in turn, would influence economic growth through higher production and consumption.

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