Development Issues

Private interests & public resistance

Print edition : August 18, 2017

Displaced persons of Vamsadhara phase-2 project on protest at Hiramandalam in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh, demanding compensation under the new Land Acquisition Act, in March 2016. Photo: K. SRINIVASA RAO

As part of the agitation against land acquisition for the Posco steel plant, members of the Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti and residents of Dhinkia panchayat of Jagatsinghpur district in Odisha guard the entrance to their village to prevent the State administration and Posco personnel from entering it. A February 2011 picture. Photo: Lingaraj Panda

The recent turnaround in the role of the state from one that would push progressive redistribution of land in favour of the landless to one that would redistribute it in favour of big private capital seems to be the most crucial political economy issue in contemporary India.
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