Tribals Protection: Relocate economic activity, not tribals


The Hindu Businessline

Since it is very difficult to move tribals to other centres of economic activity, it is essential to move some economic activities to their area. Land use pattern has to change so that the economic value of land comes not essentially from its fertility and productivity but for its ‘load bearing’, or capacity to house other activities. This has to be done without uprooting the tribals while transferring a meaningful part of the incremental benefits to them in return

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