Uprooted for whose benefit? Development-Induced Displacement in Assam 1947-2000 / Walter Fernandes, Gita Bharali
India : North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati, , 2011
Book X, 734 pages ; 23cm. Includes Index
Development is traditionally understood as increasing wealth for a higher standard of living through improved technology and industrial progress. With criterion of Gross National Product (GNP) and economic growth it relies heavily on capital investment and advanced technology to harness existing natural and human resources. Land is basic to these projects and through compulsory acquisition that displaces people from their traditional habitats and sustenance.