India Exclusion Report 2017-2018
New Delhi, 2018
India Exclusion Report is a widely collaborative effort involving institutions and individuals working with a shared notion of social and economic equity, justice and rights. The report seeks to inform public opinion around exclusion and the role of the state; and to influence policy making towards creating a more inclusive, equitable and just society. It is also meant to bring to the fore particular vulnerabilities faced by marginalized communities and groups, their lives and struggles. This endeavour seeks to support public action for the greater inclusion of and justice for the oppressed and the marginalized people of India.
India Exclusion Report presents a critical review of inclusion and exclusion from a range of public goods. These are higher education; tribal land; banking and credit; and access to justice for those on the death row. It also discusses exclusion in budgetary and planning processes with particular reference to the consequences of decentralised planning. The report seeks to give insight into the following disadvantaged groups: urban homeless people with mental illness, construction workers, home-based workers and tea-garden workers.