Development, Environment and Migration: Lessons for Sustainability

1st Edition

S. Irudaya Rajan, Debabrata Baral

Routledge India
July 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 220 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138565319 - CAT# K464800

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This book brings the discourses around social justice and sustainable development into focus by looking at India’s mining sector and the state’s frameworks for economic development. The essays in this volume, analyse mining practices in the mineral rich areas of eastern India through various case studies and highlight their immense human and environmental costs.

This volume critically analyses the design and development of many mining projects in India which have resulted in large-scale displacements, impoverishment, and environmental degradation. It identifies the gaps in policymaking and the lack of safeguards which threaten the socio-economic, and ecological ways of the local communities involved. Based on documents, reports, interviews and field observations, this book engages with the issues around land-use and degradation, the politics of compensation, agitation and social mobilisation, health and agriculture, livelihood, and gender. It further provides an assessment of local political economies and offers suggestive frameworks for inclusive growth in this sector.

This book will be of interest to students and researchers of development studies, sociology, law and governance, human ecology and economics.

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