How Mineral-based Industrial Development Marginalizes and Displaces People in India: Three Case Studies

How Mineral-based Industrial Development Marginalizes and Displaces People in India: Three Case Studies

By: Rajkishor Meher (author)Hardback

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This study focuses on the three giant steel plants of India set up in the mineral rich tribal regions during the 1950s and 1960s. The study provides an account of the adverse consequences of displacement faced by the people and their ecosystem as a whole. It compares the three steel plants in terms of policy and implementation of the rehabilitation of the displacees from which useful lessons can be drawn for the future. This study analyzes the problematic consequences of development projects motivated by mere economic growth for the displacees involuntarily displaced from their hearths and homes because of dams, mines, power plants and other heavy industries. All too often development projects are careless to resettle and rehabilitate the displaced people in a decent way and cash compensations have been quite insufficient. This has led to their livelihood insecurity, impoverishment, and social marginalization. This study describes the effects of displacement policies in India's tribal areas. It also outlines a consensual and sustainable development model, more sensitive to the risks of exploitation and the exhaustion of resources. The author argues for labor-intensive method of industrialization and sustainable use of resources, besides paying special attention to food security, health care facilities and skill-based education in order to improve the quality of life of the poor and downtrodden people.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773437845
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780773437845
  • ISBN10: 0773437843

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