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Centrist Polity, Decentred Politics

Notes from Telangana

How has Telangana fared in the last two years? The author’s field visit suggests that water and agrarian distress continue to be an issue, with Muslims and the youth disillusioned with the government in the new state. 

In a few months the new state of Telangana will be two years old. Most of the states formed recently on the plank of development and not on linguistic criterion have not fared well. Chattisgarh and Jharkhand, formed in the name of the tribals, have not benefitted the tribals in any visible measure. Telangana was formed after a prolonged agitation and popular protest, largely as a fall out of deep agrarian crisis, growing unemployment and cultural denigration. How is Telangana doing now?

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