The publication, sixth in the NESRC displacement series, continues the debate on development and displacement that are complementary. The approach to them depends on the development paradigm chosen by India’s decision-makers. Some view development only as infrastructure building and justify displacement as inevitable. Votaries of inclusive development speak of it as economic and human growth going hand in hand. They believe that in the present paradigm the more than 65 million people who lose their sustenance in the name of national development belong mainly to the subaltern classes while those who get its benefits belong to another class. The more than five million people displaced in AP and Telangana, the failure to rehabilitate them and its impacts leave one with the impression that the GDP, infrastructure development and economic growth are accorded priority and people are ignored. One found in the data signs of people’s impoverishment, social and environmental degradation because of alienation of the livelihood of the poor for the benefit of another class. The recommendations deal with these issues.
- Title: Displacement and Marginalisation in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 1951-2010
- Authors: Walter Fernandes, Nafisa Goga D’Souza, Palla Trinadha Rao, Arundhati Roy Chaudhury, Mohammed Asif, M. Gopinathreddy
- Publisher: North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati (NESRC) and Laya Resource Centre, Visakhapatnam.
- Pages: 528
- Price: Paper Bound Rs 300 | Hard Bound Rs 700