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Vol-6 Issue-2
1. Nature Talk
2. Lodhas of West Bengal : A Case Study
3. Saora Kinship Terminology
4. The Social and Cultural Problems of Tribes
5. Statehood Demands after Telengana: Politics of Agitation in the Koshal Region in Odisha
6. Archaeological Excavation at Banga of Harirajpur, District Puri, Coastal Odisha: A preliminary Report

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Lodhas of West Bengal : A Case Study
Santanu Panda
Abhijit Guha

 

    

In this article, we have made an attempt to study the impact of various types of development inputs on the socioeconomic life of the Lodha community in the three administrative blocks of Paschim (West) Medinipur district in West Bengal. The study was conducted in connection with an Impact Assessment Survey under the Rastriya Sama Vikas Yoyona (RSVY) and Indira Awas Jojana (IAY) Schemes. The present study revealed that the major constraints of the implementation of the developmental inputs among the Lodhas lie in their landlessness and poverty. It was found that the distribution of patta land to landless Lodha families by the Government was not done properly. On the other hand, developmental inputs like brick built houses were not properly planned and suffered from lack of maintenance. Some of high technology developmental inputs like solar cells distributed to the poor and landless Lodha families were found to be of no use to the beneficiaries since many of them sold the solar cells to the wealthy neighbours. Finally, we recommended some suggestions in the concluding section of the article for better implementation of developmental inputs given under the RSVY and IAY schemes.

Keywords: Rural development; Development inputs, Implementation, Lodhas, Marginalised community.

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Articles in
Vol-6 Issue-2
1. Nature Talk
2. Lodhas of West Bengal : A Case Study
3. Saora Kinship Terminology
4. The Social and Cultural Problems of Tribes
5. Statehood Demands after Telengana: Politics of Agitation in the Koshal Region in Odisha
6. Archaeological Excavation at Banga of Harirajpur, District Puri, Coastal Odisha: A preliminary Report

 

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