A well-known Sociologist, Author and Social Activist Dr. Ankur Pare is working from long time for the upliftment and rights of displaced families affected due to economic development projects in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand. His book “Sociological Study of the Displaced Families” was recently published by Sunrise Publication New Delhi ISBN 978-93-80966-700. Sociologist Dr. Ankur Pare has done scientific study of social, economic, cultural, religious, environmental and political impacts of displacement.
The Construction of Hydro-electric and Irrigation projects are very important for the economic development of India. But for the construction of projects, the land has to be acquired due to which people suffer with the problem of displacement. Due to displacement people have to leave the place where they were living for generations due to which the social structure and social organization get disintegrated.
People affected by displacement are dependent on agriculture, when the displaced people lose their agricultural land, their means of livelihood vanished and the displaced people have to face difficulties in a new place. Due to displacement the food insecurity of the displaced people increases. At first, they got food stuff from the agriculture, but after displacement in a new place they have to buy food stuff from the market.
The problem of human rights violations of displaced people has emerged due to displacement. It is a violation of human rights by displacing someone from his place of residence and not providing proper compensation for their property. Displacement also violates the social and economic rights of displaced persons. Due to displacement, social and mental stress is generated in people, which affects their health. Displacement changes the social, economic and cultural life of the people.
Author Dr. Ankur Pare has been working for the welfare of displaced families for a long time and is also doing scientific research for them. He is the well-known specialist of Social Impact Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Agricultural and Irrigation Project, Hydro-electric Project, Mining Project, Land Acquisition Bill, Rehabilitation and Resettlement policy, etc. He described in his book how rehabilitation and resettlement does not happen properly, what are the drawbacks, etc.
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Ankur Pare has participated in International and National Seminars and Conference. Many of his research papers have been published in international journals. He has received the International and National level Awards and Honors. He has received “Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Seva Yojana Award” by Government of India and “Madhya Pradesh Rajya Star Rashtriya Seva Yojana Award” by Government of Madhya Pradesh.