As the dam and irrigation projects are constructed in hilly and forest areas, it is intended to find out the extent of tribal displacemnetin Odisha. Acqusition of forest land is about 44.34 percent of the total land acquired for different projects. The seven multipurpose projects alone displaced a total of 52,584 families out of which 10,498 families are scheduled tribes which which is 20 percent of the total families displaced. In the undivided Koraput district alone tribal displacement is 58 percent which comes to 6 percent of the total population of the district. In case of the major irrigation projects displacement of tribals was about 42.73 percent. There are many projects like the Salandi Project where 94.5 percent ST families were displaced. In some other projects like the Hirakud Dam where the displacement in terms of percentage is low, but in absolute numbers it is very high as the total displacement was huge. But one thing stands undisputed that the tribals have not been paid adequate compensation. There are many displacement and rehabilitation issues which remain unsolved even after decades of dispalcement. Therefore, agitations are noticed time and again. The paper, therefore, concludes that these displacements give rise Rawlsian inequality and injustice.
Sign In to view the complete article.
Visiting for the first time, click Register.
Why should you register?1. You get notified when a new article or a new issue is available.
2. You can read complete articles.
3. You can write reviews and comments on each article.
4. It helps us to improve and provide you with the latest information.