Amritsar, September 10, 2015 (bharatsandeshnews) – The Guru Nanak Dev University would conduct research on Life at the Cutting Edge: Political Sociology of the People living in the Border Belt of Punjab under Major Research Project worth Rs. 1067400, for three years (July 2015 to June 2018). This project is sponsored by University Grants Commission.
Investigators of this project are Dr Jagrup Singh, Professor and Head, Deptt of Political Science of the University, Dr Anjali Mehra, Asstt. Professor, School of Social Sciences, and Dr Harpreet Kaur former Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science , Guru Nanak Dev University (now working in Berkeley University USA).
The thrust of the study is to make empirical explanations of the marginalization and underdevelopment of the people living in the border areas in Punjab which consists of about fourteen percent of the total area of the state. The boundary of border commences in the North at the point where the West branch of the Ujh River (a tributary of Ravi) enters into the Indian Punjab from Jammu and Kashmir and ends at the boundary of Mohar Jasmer village, in Fazilka district, from where the Satluj River enters into Pakistan. In spatial terms, there are six districts i.e. Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar ,tarn Taran, Ferozpur and Fazilika having about 1838 villages in Punjab that share an international border with Pakistan and the entire area of the belt falls in the range of sixteen kilometers from the zero line.
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