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A Dam Too Far

A Dam Too Far Derryl D'Monte IF the controversial Silent Valley hydel project has set a precedent where the government has blocked a 'development' scheme for ecological reasons, Koel-Karo in Bihar bids fair to carry the process one step further: in this case, the hydel project may be abandoned because of the people's resistance.

Women s Studies in India- A Comment from an Outsider

November 24, 1984 government to consider whose ends are served by huge projects which have economically and environmentally impoverished very large areas. Two years ago, the Chief Ministers' Conference held by the Union Home Ministry, as well as reports on the welfare of scheduled castes and tribes, stressed that acquisition of tribal land should be avoided to the maximum extent possible and when it was inevitable, land should be given in exchange for land. An Irriga- tion Ministry note has also admitted that while tribal areas are often submerged, the benefits of the projects go to the rich farmers.
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