Watch the two-part video (Part 1 above) of a workshop, which discussed the findings of a two-year-long project called ‘Newly created states and Inclusive Development: The subnational political settlements of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh’. The research was conducted collaboratively by CPR and the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) research cluster at the University of Manchester, UK.
The research analysed the trajectories of development by the ‘sub-national political settlements’ in the states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in two domains. These included mining and the provision of food subsidies through the Public Distribution System. Both formed in 2000, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are comparable for their high incidences of poverty, poor tribal populations, and vast reserves of mineral wealth.
Participants at the workshop included experts from the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, ESID research centre, King’s India Institute etc.