A Himalayan Model for Development?

Impact: Stories of Asia
S1:Ep1325 mins2010

Bordering Nepal, China and Bhutan, and nestled in the Himalayas, Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. But it is also the richest state in the north, and the state that has come furthest in the path to inclusive growth. Its governors declare that Sikkim will be India’s first "poverty free" state by 2015.

How did a landlocked region, which started out as impoverished as the rest of India, manage to accelerate in the developmental path so quickly? Impact brings you the rugged beauty and human stories from this remote Indian state.

Video Language: English