Jharkhand Coal

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Industrialisation, Naxalism And The Adivasi Trapped In Between

Something has gone very wrong in the process of the superficial industrialisation of Jharkhand and other mineral-rich states. The socialists would harangue for some sort of "wealth redistribution" as an elixir. Others would vociferously vouch for the "eternal" benefits of laissez-faire policy (trickle- down effect). Almost seven decades post independence, it's safe to assume that both of these possible alternatives have returned miserably.