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

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Poverty, Disparities, or the Development of Underdevelopment in Orissa

The extent and nature of disparities within Orissa, particularly regional, social and gender disparities, needs no emphasis. Drawing on concepts of social exclusion, and on both quantitative and qualitative evidence, this article looks at poverty in its multidimensional nature, ranging from income poverty to human development indicators of health and education, and assesses the social processes responsible for deprivation, including those relating to discrimination, voice and representation.

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