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Stalling India's Progress by Sanjit Das (47 images)

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India's farmers, mostly poor, malnourished and illiterate, have suddenly found themselves in possession of the country's scarcest resource: land. In Orissa, 14 different industrial projects, valued at well over $35 billion, have hiccupped and then completely stalled because people have refused to give up their land. Four of the biggest projects could displace as many as 50,000 people, according to the United Nations Development Programme.

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