People who are practically and theoretically concerned about
development of tribal communities, have churned out numerous
proposals to improve the life condition of tribal people. Yet
after over half century of such exercises, news reports reveal
abject poverty conditions of tribal and scheduled communities
living in villages remote from town area. Thanks to the roaming
eyes of newspersons, general mass can know about these in visual
or print-media. On public relation, officials’ rushes to the
spotted area, under camera cover, opposition legislators do their
duties in proper forum, and that is all.
in several Indian States are very perturbed about growing menace
of Naxalite or People’s War Groups or Maoists. These groups are
distinguished from the terrorist outfits or secessionists,
operating in many other places. Interestingly, such groups are
active in extremely underdeveloped areas dominated by tribal and
similar (sec.) people. These groups have declared "jehad"
against administration for discriminatory functioning. But the
violent path adopted by them has caused panic among officials and
village panchayat who are connected with development.
At initial stage (in the
sixth decade of last century} such groups were in limited areas,
without appropriate tackling, now it has spread to many places.
Strong-arm treatment has spread to many places. The progenitors of
these movements always draw their inspiration from some non-Indian
political philosophy of early twentieth century, from such types
of clashes between ruling group and belligerent groups, the poor
tribal and land-less people are the victims. Both the warring
sections ruling group the activists their affections to certain
political philosophy and none is really concerned about protection
of rights of ignorant tribals, living under the mercy of educated
Educated people owe the
responsibility of putting an end to all types experimental
programmes and provide a reasonably dignified life to poor tribal
and schedule communities. Those intellectuals who practice have to
evaluate their treasure of data and provide actual remedy not
simply prescribe methods, like telling a sick person of the
technical name of the illness but curing by administrating
medicine. In the present situation, the inhabitant of hill forest
areas, are becoming victims of national development programmes.
The ruling class is eager to sell off hills to some companies for
establishing some fund to their rehabilitation. These are
something like selling someone’s house to feed them free.
This has set a vicious cycle
and has provided hospitable ground for thriving of resurgently.
Statistics based plans generated in the air conditioned chambers
implemented through indifferent and dishonest system have
perpetuated all kinds of poverty and morbidity among the deprived