From our correspondent
Itagar, November 5: Professor Emeritus, Barbara Harriss White of Oxford University observed that India is lagging behind Chi in infrastructure, manufacturing sectors, labour productivity and overall trade balance. Delivering a lecture on “Comparisons are odious: India and Chi” at Indira Gandhi Government College at Tezu in Lohit district on Wednesday, she dwelt upon the structural differences as well as structural similarities between India and Chi. In the social sector development, both India and Chi are confronted with the challenges of increasing informalisation and jobless growth, deprivation despite Indian market led development and Chinese planned economy, gender bias and gap in inter-generatiol contract and environmental threats coupled with rising GHG emissions and water pollution. While elaborating on development, she highlighted on theoretical pluralism and comparison of structure differences as alytical building blocks for co-production of knowledge. Chairing the session, Principal Dr. Tasi Taloh advised the scholars and budding researchers to delve deep into the subject and find out the reasons for such structural asymmetry between India and Chi in the economic field. The Vice Principal, faculty members and students interacted with Prof. Harriss White. The programme was jointly organised by Dr. J.K. Pattik, Associate Professor of Political Science and Fames Linggi, Assistant Professor of Economics.