Udham Singh Nagar Case Study

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In the case of Udham Singh Nagar the attempt is to identify whether as said by Jonathan Fox, the state does two contradictory tasks, to facilitate capital accumulation with least amount of political legitimacy. With these changes in land ownership by accumulation there has been sharp rise in changes in land uses, directly affecting the socio-economic relationships and political interests in the area. Emerging from the changes are questions on the strategic framework on policy, land regulation, agrarian economic changes, agrarian practice changes, social differentiations and future implications. Appropriation of land and primitive accumulation has become a part of the ‘global land dynamic’. Land appropriation from the poor has become central …show more content…
Recent attempt have shifted to integrating small scale farmers to large economy. According to De Schutter involves two phases, one is the Agrifood industry demanding for land for development of large scale plantation to strengthen a global food supply chain.
Similiarly, most of the industrialisation in Uttarakhand is concentrated in Udham Singh Nagar, Haridwar, Dehradun and Nainital. For the state fast industrialization is required to absorb the surplus labour. The fast industrialization will also connect the masses to the market and give access to market
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It should be noted that according to the state policy Industrial growth helps in the cost-efficient mechanisation of agriculture and food processing. In numerous states industrialization through Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and technology/industrial parks is considered to be effective ways to grow the industry. It allows for special incentives and provisioning of adequate transport and communication facilities. Uttarakhand has already planned one SEZ at Pantnagar and two integrated industrial estates (IIE), one each at Haridwar and Pantnagar. Mega Projects and diversified production with large-scale industrialisation, the region supposedly develops faster and many small industries have been taking the opportunity to open businesses with or without incentives. ‘In terms of share of total expenditure of Uttarakhand, the developmental expenditure has marginally increased from 63.3 per cent in 2001-02 to 64.3 per cent in 2004- 2005. For 2006-07 BE, the state has targeted to spend 69.7 per cent of total expenditure in development

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