ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Adivasi, the State and the Naxalite

The state's attitude towards the adivasis since independence has ranged from neglect to a disregard of constitutional obligations. The growth of Naxalite activity in the adivasi tracts has brought down the heavy hand of the state and the tribals are caught between the Naxalites and the government. The exploitation of adivasis in Andhra Pradesh is illustrative of the experience elsewhere in the country. The imminent execution of the Polavaram project on the Godavari is yet another example of the state's attitude towards adivasis.

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