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Changes in Demographic and Social Conditions of Displaced Families: The Case of a Major Irrigation Project in India

Publisher: IUSSP

The paradox of development process of the modern world entails uprooting and displacement of men from their age-old habitats resulting in total disruption of the social, economic and cultural fabric. There is evidence of increased prevalence of poverty, marginalisation, homelessness and joblessness among the displaced population. Using the genealogical approach the study based on 400 households from the villages facing submergence due to construction of a major irrigation dam demonstrates the present plight of the oustees in terms of socioeconomic and demographic parameters.

Author(s): Anil Gumber | Views(313)

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