ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Mining in Tribal Habitats of Araku Valley

Tragedy of the Commons Revisited (II)

Reviewing the manner in which tribal lands in the Araku Valley of Visakhapatnam district have been encroached upon by mining companies, this article argues that the various routes through which the commons are being eroded signal the urgent need for improving our models of the commons. This will help devise better vocabularies and strategies for a livelihoods-based approach to ecological conservation as opposed to an accumulation-based one.



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