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Problems of Tribal Development in Maharashtra

S. D. Kulkarni
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 15, No. 38 (Sep. 20, 1980), pp. 1598-1600
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4369104
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Abstract

This paper provides a broad profile of the tribal population in rural Maharashtra, specifically in the rural areas of Dhule, Thana, Nasik and Chandrapur districts, and lays down the principles that should guide any official or voluntary programme of tribal development in these areas. On the crucial question of land alienation which is a major problem faced by the tribals, its findings are that the present legal provisions to prevent such land alienation are adequate and even the implementation of these provisions, in respect of lands alienated illegally, has been more or less satisfactory. What is however less satisfactory has been the implementation of these provisions in respect of land 'legally' alienated from the tribal people. The article also finds that the government's resolution on regularisation of the encroachments on forest and government lands by tribals is full of deficiencies and deprives of the majority of tribal encroachers of the intended benefit.

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