Accepted Paper:

Tribes after three displacements: a challenge to survival in Sonebhadra district Uttar Pradesh  


Prema Tiwari (G B Pant Social Science Institue Allahabad )
Vinay Tiwari (G.B.Pant Social Science Institute Allahabad)

Paper short abstract:

The development programme made the tribal people of Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh displaced three times in a row. Adjustment becomes troubles some in the new resettled areas. The paper will highlight the details of this adjustment process.

Paper long abstract:

For the last few decades and more particularly since 1990s, the issues of human right violation under right to life and to livelihood of the tribal people are a central concern. Indeed, the traditional livelihood system of tribal people has been based on shifting cultivation and collection of non timber forest produces, their dependence on forest and land had been their customary rights. The customary rights of tribal people on livelihood resources and their territorial sovereignty increasingly came in to the conflicts with the forces of developments. . As the reaction of violation of these rights there appeared a series of tribal protest movement. In our study area, Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh the tribes have been facing three times displacement the three times in a row under the project of Rehand Dam and consequently by forest department. The present paper will narrate how do these tribes adjust with the resettlement after these three displacements and what problems do they face now in terms of gaining benefits from welfare benefits. We will further establish the link of the level of early deprivation with that of present development programme.

Panel P50
Narratives of coping with marginalization: impact of state policies on natural resources and tribal lives