This annual issue of Rural Development Statistics, the 22nd in the series is a compilation, analysis and presentation of data on selected key socio-economic and demographic parameters of people living in rural areas.

Orissa is one of the states which has been the focus of academics, media and others alike.

The NEC Shillong has assigned the National Institute of Rural Development, North Eastern Regional Centre (NIRD-NERC), Guwahati to prepare a report on