Aiming at empowering youth is often considered as one of the most significant strategy for achieving growth and development in a country which is characterised by its demographic dividend. Youth are seen as the 'change agents ‘, who can make a difference at the grassroots.
The economy of Northeast India has got its definite identity due to its unique physical, economic, and socio-cultural characteristics. India’s north east region is endowed with huge untapped potential which is acknowledged as the eastern gateway for the country’s ‘Look East Policy’.
Northeast provides higher contribution of the agriculture sector to the GSDP than the country average. Primary sector activities mainly constitute cultivation, on which approximately 75 per cent of the region’s population depends, agriculture contributes to approximately 30 per cent of the NSDP.
The implications of ‘infrastructure development' in India’s Northeast must be placed in the context of the unfolding ‘aspirations’ as well as ‘lived realities' of the region’s youth.