This briefing presents research on the two newly created Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, which have both have pursued mining activities as part of a broader emphasis on modernisation based on mega industries and development.
While mining is important for economic growth, it raises questions of dispossession, environmental transformations which unfairly burden the poor, and acts of resistance. Using a political settlements approach, the research asks how these two states compare, not only in terms of facilitating mining, but also in dealing with its social costs, either through direct investments from mining royalties or through other welfare agendas.
This paper received financial support from the Department for International Development’s Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre
University of Manchester. : Has Chhattisgarh done better than Jharkhand in promoting inclusive development? A political settlements analysis of two newly created mineral rich Indian states. ESID Briefing No. 18, Manchester: (2016)