International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2021)

A study of consumption pattern of rural households in Arunachal Pradesh, India


Dakli Lombi, Ashi Lama

Consumption pattern is an important indicator of households’ well-being and their standard of living. Over the years, there has been a significant transformation of the economy in the hills of North-East India. In this context, this paper attempts to analyse the level and pattern of house holds consumption in rural Arunachal Pradesh. The study is based on primary data collected from randomly selected 400 rural households of the State. The data were analysed by employing the descriptive statistical methods. The results showed that non-food-items dominated the household consumption expenditure, accounting for more than two-third of the total consumption expenditure. The high share of non-food expenditure was mainly due to expenditure on education and health. Among the food items, meat and rice accounted for the highest share. The distribution of households by expenditure class revealed that more than half of the surveyed households had low standard of living in terms of monthly per capita consumption expenditure. At the same time, it was found that there was a significant inequality in consumption expenditure among the households. Hence, in order to improve the consumption pattern of rural households in the State and reduce inequality, the policy should focus on strengthening of beneficiary oriented rural development programmes, skill and capacity building programmes, improve rural infrastructure, provide incentives to adopt diversification towards horticultural crops and provide market linkages.
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Dakli Lombi, Ashi Lama. A study of consumption pattern of rural households in Arunachal Pradesh, India. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 39-44
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