Under the project ‘Development and Sustainability’, 16 villages have been initiated for the study. This project aims at critically assessing the development projects in the broader framework of their impacts and sustainability. The studies were carried out in different locations which include both tribal and non-tribal. The main aims of the study are to elucidate and analyze what are the projects/programmers being carried out at a particular locale, since how long these projects are running, what are their impacts, how do the people and official view it, what are the view points of the civil society about these projects/programmes, and finally to assess the sustainability of the projects in long terms. The field studies for the said project have completed and the draft report is being prepared.
The Following 16 villages have been studied:
- Neil Island & Jarawa area of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Saheb Nagar village, Khordah District of Odisha.
- Panbari, Barwani District, Madhya Pradesh.
- Coastal belt of North Goa, especially the Calangute-Candolin area.
- Abujmaria of Narayanpur District and Hill – Korwa of Balrampur – Ramujgang District.
- “Nehrai” village of Jasailmer district of Rajasthan.
- “Khejadlikalla” village of LuniPanchayetSamity at Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.
- Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu.
- Majuli Islands of Assam.
- Kodagu district of Karnataka.
- Arakku Valley of Andhra Pradesh.
- Kinnor of Himachal Pradesh.
- East Singhbhoom district of Jharkhand.
- Sepahijala district of West Tripura.
- Kejarla village of Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
- Ghatgaon village, Ramanujganj, Balrampur, Chhattisgarh.