This book brings the discourses around social justice and sustainable development back into focus by looking at India’s mining sector and the state’s frameworks for economic development. The chapters in this volume analyse mining practices in the mineral-rich areas of eastern India through various case studies and highlight their immense human and environmental costs.
This volume critically analyses selected mining projects in India that have resulted in large-scale displacements, impoverishment and environmental degradation. It identifies the gaps in policy, its implementation, and the lack of safeguards which threaten the socio-economic and ecological ways of life and the livelihoods of the local communities. Based on documents, reports, interviews and field observations, this book engages with the issues surrounding the mining sector, e.g., land acquisition, land use and degradation, the politics of compensation, policies, agitation and social mobilisation, health and agriculture, livelihood and gender. It further provides an assessment of local political economies and offers suggestive frameworks for inclusive growth in this sector.
This book will be of interest to students and researchers exploring the disciplines of development studies, sociology, law and governance, human ecology and economics.
The first India Migration Report proposed by the Research Unit on International Migration set up by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is organised into articles on four broad themes: migration, remittances, gender, and policy issues.
This book examines identities, violence and conflict in the context of internal migration within India. As India prepares to count its citizens for Census 2011 with a proposal for a National Population Register and a unique identity card for every Indian citizen, the debate on internal and cross-border migration is significant.
The book highlights emerging issues such as the political economy of international migration, skilled and unskilled migration, body shopping, return migration, immigration policies in the Gulf and experiences of emigrants from the states of Kerala and Punjab. It focuses on the current dimensions like skilled migrants in the IT sector of Malaysia, the entrepreneurial ventures of Keralites in the UAE, household remittances, inequality and poverty in Kerala, the gender dimension of Indian migration (with focus on nurses and housemaids in the Gulf) and cross-border migratory movements connected to the European Union, with an overview of the migration of Sikhs and Tamils to France. Finally, it carries a discussion of the evolution of India’s public policies towards its diaspora.
This volume is a collection of articles dealing with various dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis and its economic and social impact in terms of governance, emigration, remittances, return migration and re-integration.
India Migration Report 2013 documents issues such as children’s negotiation of parental migration, Coping mechanisms adopted by women left behind, utilization of social networks by the elderly during a health crisis, demographic implications of migration, social costs of migration in the case of emigration to the Gulf region etc.In addition, the book also includes articles dealing with nurses’ migration, skilled mobility, informalization of labour markets, mobility of women workers, global financial crisis and return migration, remittances management and a critical assessment of bilateral mobility agreements among nations to protect Indian workers.
India Migration Report 2014 is one of the first systematic studies on contribution of diasporas in development, in countries of origin as well as destination. It examines how diasporic human and financial resources can be utilized for economic growth and sustainable development, especially in education and health.
Migration, Mobility and Multiple Affiliations studies Punjabi transnational life from perspectives that have relevance for contemporary policy, planning and governance. It analyses the spatially widespread, integrated and complex Punjabi diaspora while reflecting its vulnerability in an increasingly globalized world. Besides an overarching introduction and a historical overview, this book covers shifting contours of international migration, social structure and organizational links, the interrelationship between education and migration, and family networks of the Punjabi emigrants.