ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Destitution, Deprivation and Tribal 'Development'

The reasons for the widespread hunger and devastation that Kashipur experienced this year are no different from similar reasons cited for starvation deaths a decade ago. Tribals have been driven into debt with the gradual erosion of their traditional rights to forests and the large-scale intrusion of the usury culture. It is not short-term poverty alleviation programmes or crisis management endeavours that are direly needed, but broader structural interventions that would involve tribals themselves as participants in the development process.
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