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So far as the development of the entire Mishing community is concerned, the respondents have also given much stress on education. During the time of discussion in the field, most of the respondents told that acculturation and communication are more or less social processes which will come automatically in their society. But to apply the agents of changes properly, education is highly essential. And therefore, according to them, education is one of the main factors for the development of their society. That is why majority of the respondents preferred education as the first foremost criterion for development of their society. Table 7.9 indicates the result of the discussion.
              According to the aforementioned discussion, the table7.9 shows that 269(80.31%) respondents have given first preference to education for the development of their community. All the respondents agreed that after having proper education they can eradicate the social evils. Therefore, out of the total respondents, only 1 (0.29%) respondents which is rather negligible, has given first preference in leaving of social evils for the development of their society. Next to education, the respondents have given stress on agricultural production. Therefore, for the second preference, 127 (37.94%) respondents have given their preference for more productions in agriculture. As indicated in the table7.9, much acculturation for the development of the Mishings is preffered lastly.From the total respondents of 335, 14(42.42%) preferred last preference for the necessity of much acculturation for the development of their society. From the table it is revealed that the people have given much interest in education and agricultural productions which will be responsible for the development of the whole Mishing community.
             It was mentioned in the methodology chapter that after seeing the impact of the independent variables acculturation and communication on dependent variable development, the impact of marketing centres in and around the Mishing populated areas is attempted to be studied; because they are primarily responsible for the change of economy of the people. From the economic point of view the marketing centres are important, specially in tribal areas (Sinha:1968), where economic forces cannot be ignored. Rostow (1960:2) says,
            Societies are interacting organisms. While it is true that economic change has political and social consequence, economic change is itself ........ the consequence of political and social as well as narrowly economic forces.
            During the course of field study, it was found that in all the above consequences, marketing centres have been playing a significant role. The main centre for gathering is the daily and weekly marketing centres where people exchange their ideas through various socio-political gossips and economic exchanges. The daily and weekly markets at Jonai, weekly market at Bahir Jonai and few others serve the purpose for the people of the village Mohmora. They also frequently visit the urban places like Pashighat of Arunachal Pradesh and Silapathar, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur of Lakhimpur district. The main marketing centre of the villagers is Joani. Similar facilities are enjoyed by the people of Dujutimukh village also. The daily and weekly market of Dhemaji, weekly marketing places like Jiadhol, Ghilamora and others are their marketing centres. The main marketing centre of the people is Dhemaji. The villagers of Barpamua have their marketing centres at


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