Natural Resource, Conflict and People’s Movement: A Strategy for Resolution (NIAS/CSS/CRPR/U/PB/13/2020)

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NIAS, Bangalore (2020)


This is a NIAS Policy Brief document about people's movements for rights over resources. Long-standing conflicts around rights over land, forest, and water resources have led to the emergence of several people’s movements. A study conducted by the Conflict Resolution and Peace Research Programme at NIAS, supported by the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) brought out critical aspects involved around conflicts over natural resources leading to people’s movements in Odisha. The organized efforts by several people’s movements demanding rights over resources have been a critical factor leading to multiple conflicts in and around the tribal majority districts of Kalahandi and undivided Koraput. The immediacy of the conflicts in the form of people’s movements demands critical attention for effective resolution.