Monday, February 22, 2010

Development and Displacement: Resentment in the Kutch

A visit to the coastal areas adjoining the Mundra port in the Kutch reveals discontent among fisherfolk, traders and pastoralists over the creation of a special economic zone in the area. Apart from environmental concerns, the traditional livelihoods of residents in the area have also been affected by the new industrial projects, leading to organised protests, as witnessed in Bhadreswar village a few months ago.

The Full article (pdf format) can be read here in the Economic and Political Weekly

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