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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2017, Volume : 8, Issue : 3
First page : ( 323) Last page : ( 331)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2017.00048.1

Level of Human Development in Cooch Behar District of West Bengal, India

Dr. Roy Piyal Basu1,*, Sen Anup2

1Associate Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Vivekananda Street, PO & Dist-Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India PIN-736101

2Guest Teacher, Department of Geography, Baneswar Sarathibala Mahavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Piyal Basu Roy, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Vivekananda Street, PO & Dist-Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India PIN-736101 E-mail: piluroy@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

Assessment of the level of human development in an area is highly essential to know about the overall quality of that area from different perspectives. Three aspects that are considered to assess the level of human development are healthy and creative life, education, and access to resources needed for a decent standard of living. Many other aspects are also considered, like environmental sustainability, equality between men and women etc. while measuring the level of human development. An attempt has been made in the study to analyse the inter-block disparity in terms of human development in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, India. To obtain the status of human development in the study area, secondary have been used followed by application of few statistical techniques. In addition, a few indicators like Health Index, Education attainment Index (EIA), and Standard of living Index based on Net Per capita and selected Infrastructure have been unveiled to find out spatial variation of human development in Cooch Behar district. Results show significant spatial variation in the field of Health index, Education Attainment index (EIA) and Standard of living index across the district. All of these indices have influenced the varied level of human development in the district.

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Keywords

Health, Education, Net per capita, Infrastructure, Standard of living.

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