By Kishor Dash
The author is the GnY, Correspondent for Odisha.
For all its mineral wealth Odisha is chronically characterised by low per capita income, low growth rate, poverty and food insecurity.
With around 40 percent of Odisha’s population living below the poverty line, the incidence of poverty is highest here followed by Jharkhand (34.8 percent), Bihar (32.5 percent) and Madhya Pradesh (32.4 percent). The Centre for Science & Environment (CSE) in its recent report painted a gloomy picture about likely impact of growth of mineral sector in the State saying that the current model of development has no way benefited the state and its poor over the years. Even as the...