Dynamics of tribal migration in Undivided Koraput district of Odisha, India
Kumud Chandra Naik
An anthropological perspective, indebtedness is a major factor of tribal migration. Tribes are being alienated from their land and forest due to massive investment in construction of dams, power plants, industrialization and mining create the wealth to the nation and employment opportunities to various people. The natural resources are being exploited in a way, which leads to a process of gradual displacement and denying the basic right of livelihood to the tribes. But all this is hardly of any benefit to the tribes rather it leads to their social and cultural deprivation, land alienation, destruction of the environment and displacements, which is often without any rehabilitation. Therefore, A large number of tribal population from the undivided Koraput district of Odisha migrate to neighboring states for searching some gainful employment for their livelihood.