ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Accentuating the Social Divide

Dalit and tribal families in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, whose villages will be affected by the Polavaram dam project, face a peculiar problem. On receiving compensation for land given to the project, the non-tribal landlords have stopped cultivation, and work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been terminated because the land will shortly be submerged. Even for the contracts completed under the NREGS, there are discrepancies in the amount of work done and the wages the villagers have received.

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