Unraveling the Socio-Economic Condition of Tribal Peoples in West Bengal
Shambhu Prasad Chakrabarty1, Jayanta Ghosh2, Bhupal Bhattacharya3, Santanu Panda4
1Dr. Shambhu Prasad Chakrabarty, Head and Research Fellow, Department of Centre for Regulatory Studies Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata, India
2Dr. Jayanta Ghosh, Research Fellow, Department of Centre for Regulatory Studies Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata, India
3Dr. Bhupal Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Department of Amity Law School, Amity University Kolkata, Kolkata, India
4Dr. Santanu Panda, Research Associate, Department of Centre for Regulatory Studies Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP), West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS), Kolkata, India.
Manuscript received on November 17., 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 24 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 12317-12326 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D8346118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D8346.118419
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Abstract: Indigenous and tribal rights have always been neglected in almost all jurisdictions across the world. The international movement has however gained momentum in the last few decades with the turn-around construed by ILO 169. The indigenous movement subsequently reached a significant level with the UNDRIPS. Thirty years after the Convention No. 169 only 23 countries have ratified the convention. Like most signatory countries, India has not ratified this convention and still carries on with the outdated ILO 107 which was criticized as a historic blunder. Like most nations India is also bound to submit the UPR but unfortunately none of the UPRs discusses in details the condition of tribal communities in India. This research studies the socio-economic scenario of tribal peoples in West Bengal. Some perception of the employees, Social worker, NGO professional have been made and a set of recommendation follows for better implementation of development schemes and livelihood.
Keywords: Indigenous, Tribal, Ethnic Identity, Law, West Bengal.
Scope of the Article: Economics of Energy Harvesting Communications.