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Dams “The Temples of Modern India”

Dams “The Temples of Modern India”

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d narmada bachao andolan
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Published by: ankur7.4u on Feb 20, 2010
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The NarmadaDiary:
Drowned Out 
Part of the Documentary & Discussion Seriesby the Association for India’s Development (AID)www.indiana.edu/~aidaid@indiana.edu
Dams “The Temples of Modern India”
Canals & Irrigation …water supply
Flood control
Hydro-electricity
Economic development of region
Employment
Prestige of building massive engineeringstructures & technology
The flip side: Environmental & Social Impactof Dams
From International Rivers Network…
The SardarSarovarProject onRiver Narmada
Dam & canal network on river Narmada,spread across 4 states
30 large, 135 medium, 3000 small dams
The SardarSarovarin Gujarat is the 2ndlargest in the world (after 3-Gorges in China)
40,000 hectares of land to be submerged
250,000 indigenous people to be displaced
Estimated costs at $2.2 billion

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