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The Department of Geography and Disaster Management, University of Tripura, Agartala and the Regional Science Association, India hosted the International Conference of the 48th Regional Science Association, India.

The theme of the conference was Rural Habitat, Institutions and Development: Changing Nature & Challenges, to provide a platform to address, share and debate on the issues concerning the rural world.The approach was to uplift rural habitat varied in response to selection of time, space, economic ability and socio-cultural stages. Till date, there is absence of universally agreed outlook for rural development, which encompasses the development of agriculture and allied activities, village and cottage industries and crafts, socio-economic infrastructure, community services and institutions aimed at improving the people’s dwelling in rural areas. The United Nations postulated that the rural development is a process of change, by which the efforts of the people themselves are united which enable them to contribute fully to national programme.The growth and progress of a nation can be evaluated on its achievements of rural development policies and programmes.

Venue:Department of Geography and Disaster Management, Tripura University Campus, Suryamaninagar, Tripura, India