Toward Sustainable Development?: Struggling Over India's Narmada River

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M.E. Sharpe, 1995 - Business & Economics - 481 pages
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An interdisciplinary case study of a project to dam the Narmada River in central and western India so that it can be used productively. Diverse opinions of proponents and opponents are expressed, as are studies on human rights of disadvantaged groups displaced by the work.
 

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Contents

Development and Resistance in the Narmada Valley
3
The Narmada in Myth and History
47
II
69
The Sardar Sarovar Project A Victim of Time
71
Indias Narmada River of Hope
89
Benefits of the Sardar Sarovar Project Are the Claims Reliable?
113
Hydropower at Sardar Sarovar Is It Necessary Justified and Affordable?
135
III
155
IV
289
The Sardar Sarovar Project and Sustainable Development
291
A Technical Overview of the Flawed Sardar Sarovar Project and a Proposal for a Sustainable Alternative
319
V
369
Findings and Recommendations of the Independent Review
371
The Independent Review Was It a Search for Truth?
381
VI
419
Damming the Narmada and the Politics of Development
421

The Struggle for Participation and Justice A Historical Narrative Medha Patkar in conversation with Smitu Kothari
157
What Do the Narmada Valley Tribals Want?
179
The International Narmada Campaign A Case Study of Sustained Advocacy
201
Resettlement and Rehabilitation in Maharashtra for the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project
231
The Sardar Sarovar Project A Study in Sustainable Development?
265
Full of Sound and Fury? Struggling Toward Sustainable Development in Indias Narmada Valley
445
Index
463
Contributors
477
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