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Aribam Devidas Sharma
Associate Professor, Department of Economics Manipur College, Imphal.

Sharma, Aribam Devidas. "THE 'HILL-VALLEY DIVIDE' SYNDROME IN MANIPUR: SEARCH FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4703-4711, Accessed June 2019.
Sharma, A. (2019, June). THE 'HILL-VALLEY DIVIDE' SYNDROME IN MANIPUR: SEARCH FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4703-4711. Retrieved from
Sharma, Aribam Devidas. "THE 'HILL-VALLEY DIVIDE' SYNDROME IN MANIPUR: SEARCH FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4703-4711. Accessed June, 2019.


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While the goal of inclusive growth has become the strategic pillar in the Eleventh and Twelfth Plans, it has also raised number of issues which require clarity, particularly the definition of inclusive growth, its measurements and indicators. The debate on equality and nondiscrimination is certainly not a new one, but the way it is incorporated in that on social exclusion leads to explore several issues and challenges within the discourse on social justice in Manipur where there are many communities existing with a small population. This kind of situation creates a fertile ground for marginalization of all sorts, forms and degrees. It is in this context that this paper aims at addressing issues and challenges concerning the inclusive growth approach from economic perspective. First, it discusses the concept of inclusive growth, including the indicators and its measurements. Second, it studies disparity in Hill and valley using some selected indicators of inclusive development and finally, it indicates the implications of the findings for the strategy of inclusive growth.