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Big dams

Big dams

Claims, counter claims

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Published by Commonwealth Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dams,
  • India,
  • Irrigation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9080221M
    ISBN 108171690637
    ISBN 109788171690633

    The papers in this volume, many of which have been published in the Economic and Political Weekly, cover aspects of the big dam debate in the particular context of the Narmada and Tehri dams in India. The book contains 12 papers. Following an introduction, (2) mounting antagonism towards big dams (Dhawan) attempts a stocktaking of the increasing trend towards .   The typical cost overruns of large dams are so big that these projects don't make economic sense. This is the conclusion of a major new study by a team of Oxford researchers. Will energy planners take note?

      Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Dams & Reservoirs Books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles.   Of the world’s approximat large dams, at least 8, are linked to hydropower plants. While smaller dams mainly serve irrigation purposes, the world’s 44 largest reservoirs all have hydropower as their main goal. Hydropower is generated in more than countries, and accounted for 15% of global electricity generation in

    The 5 Biggest Dams in India After independence India has made lot of progress in dams and water reservoirs, Today India is one of the world’s most prolific dam-builders. There are around large dams already constructed and many more in the pipeline, Almost half of which are more than twenty years old. The Greater Common Good India has 3, big dams—they have devoured 50 million people already. Silently. Now it's the turn of the Narmada.


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Arundhati Roy's latest book, The Cost of Living, has brought the unfolding human tragedy that is Narmada to the attention of an international audience -- and the world is listening, for the Sardar Sarovar project is not an isolated case.

More and more indigenous peoples are making their opposition to big dams heard. But the price is high.