Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

Why are government's policies of National Development and economic growth proving more painful for the tribal communities in North-Eastern states?

Answer

In the name of these policies, government has acquired forest areas (ie. habitat) of tribal communities. A number of mining operations are being conducted there in order to get raw material for industries and more power generation. Tribal people are being displaced without any appropriate compensation and rehabilitation. Thus, these polities are subjugating tribal people and alienating the resources upon which they depended.

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