The purpose of the present research is to find out socio-economic changes took place in the lives of project affected people of the Gotamara Village by the establishment of a manufacturing giant like National Aluminium Company (NALCO). The study uses primary and secondary methods for data collection. The researchers review the relevant literature, company reports, and village data from the secondary sources. They also use a survey questionnaire and focus group discussion to assess the socio-economic changes emerging due to Nalco operation. The studies found that Nalco has brought about positive changes among the Project Affected People (PAP) and the majority of them are changing their lifestyles. However, the company has made economic development in the region as a trade-off to environmental degradation which threatens sustainable ecosystems. There is a need to maintain an eco-system which should lead to economic development while protecting the environment. The company should adopt a triple bottom line approach- People, Planet and Profit while incorporating technology into the model. There is a need to conduct research in this direction.
Customer social responsibility, Community, Socio-economic changes, NALCO
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