Are human beings edging out all other life forms?
Northeast India occupies 8 per cent of the country's geographic area, and supports 3.8 per cent of India's total population (2001 census figures). The average population density of the Northeast is 149 persons per square kilometre (sq km), a figure far below India's population density (324 persons per sq km). The state of Assam has the highest population density in the region (340 persons per sq km), while Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest (13 persons per sq km). The population density for this region registered a growth of 44.7 per cent from 1981 to 2001. This is still far below the Indian average of 55.8 per cent.
But what do these figures imply for the