ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Democratic Governance in Tribal Regions

Despite the presence of progressive legislation designed to ensure democracy in backward tribal regions, underdevelopment and poor governance are rife in such areas. As incidents from the more backward tribal dominated regions of Orissa reveal, the bureaucrat-contractor-politician nexus continues to ensure that the tribals are denied even those rights that assure a meaningful existence, such as a right to identity and to livelihood.

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