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Livelihoods of marginal mining and quarrying households in India

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala

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Presenting an exploratory approach by which quantitative data from the National Sample Survey can be analysed to throw light on the most marginal households whose primary occupation is recorded as mining and quarrying, this paper finds that a large portion of mining and quarrying is carried out informally by marginal households from disadvantaged social groups. The majority of them are concentrated in stone and marble quarries, living on the edge of poverty, earning irregular incomes, and with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98370
Source: Economic and Political Weekly

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