Re: Land and Agriculture alone can sustain the Adivasi
Thanks Stan, I agree with all you say but the result of displacement and its consequences are due to mismanagement by the governments and industrialists rather than industry itself. It is true that JAL,JAMIN and JUNGLE are very dear to ADIBASI people and have sustained them through the centuries but only at minimal levels. Even at places where there has been no industrialisation and displacement they are poor with very little access to good housing,education, health care and sanitation and has work only for few months in a year. Rest of the year, they work as rickshaw pullers and labourers but hardly as beggars as they are too proud for that.So industrialisation is not the only reason for their plights. It is much more fundamental and until they and the governments realise, they will still be where they have been all these years.The most important of them is EDUCATION, EDUCATION and EDUCATION and EMPOWERMENT. But industrialisation has an important role to play in the progress and development of ADIBASI people and there is no reason why it can not co exist with JAL, JAMIN and JUNGLE. Only thing is some one has to stand up and make sure they are resettled and rehabilitated in a proper way with adequate compensation and long term stake in the industries.