Impact: Social and Economic Implications of the Kudremukh Iron Ore Project

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  • Author :T.C. Palakshappa
  • Year of Publication :1981
  • ISBN: :9788170221852
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 82
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, Sociology

About the Book :

Large scale investment has become a general trend in present day Indian society. It has become a fashion and a general trend to think big. The think big policy of the government does have benefit to the national economy in India and brings in huge amounts of capital and profit from outside. However, the economic benefits and the social costs to the local population figure very minimally in the planning procedures. With the help of field observational and survey-data-collection techniques, the study highlights two important aspects. First the opportunities open to these two villages, in terms of jobs, communication, and the demand for goods and services in the local region. And secondly, the response of the villagers to these opportunities and the reasons for not making use of these opportunities to the fullest extent. The study touches upon the social and cultural consequences of the project. The present work, although not the first of its kind to study the problems of development and change, is still unique in the sense that it tackles the large scales development in an economically and socially backward area. The study will be of interest to planners, politicians and academics.

About Author :

T.C. Palakshappa is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, and received his professional training at Karnataka University, Dharwar (India) and Monash University, Australia, The present study is based on extensive field work in the Kudremukh region (India) during 1978-79. Dr T.C. Palakshappa has published The Siddhis of North Kanara (1976) and The Tibetans in India (1978). He has also published a book on Indians in Waikato, Price, Milburn, New Zealand, 1980.