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The Dam and the Nation: Displacement and Resettlement in the Narmada Valley

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This volume investigates the problem of displacement and resettlement in the Narmada valley in all its aspects. Based on wide-ranging empirical evidence, the authors present a telling picture of the resettlement situation and its political antecedents. They also offer contrasting viewpoints on the scope for positive change in this crucial field. Besides being important in its own right, this investigation also has much relevance as a case study of the general problems involved ...
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Overview


This volume investigates the problem of displacement and resettlement in the Narmada valley in all its aspects. Based on wide-ranging empirical evidence, the authors present a telling picture of the resettlement situation and its political antecedents. They also offer contrasting viewpoints on the scope for positive change in this crucial field. Besides being important in its own right, this investigation also has much relevance as a case study of the general problems involved in development-induced displacement.

Papers presented at Narmada Forum, a workshop organized by Centre for Development Economics and the Institute of Economic Growth in December 1993.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195640045
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/3/1997
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 The Anti-Dam Movement and Rehabilitation Policy 26
2 Resettlement Politics and Tribal Interests 66
3 The NGO Movements in the Narmada Valley: Some Reflections 93
4 Displacement and the Bhilala Tribals of the Narmada Valley 103
5 Resettlement and Rehabilitation in the Context of 'Vasava' Culture 136
6 Rehabilitation in the Narmada Valley: Human Rights and National Policy Issues 168
7 Experiences with Resettlement and Rehabilitation in Maharashtra 184
8 Resettlement and Rehabilitation in Gujarat 215
9 Displacement and Resettlement in Madhya Pradesh 236
10 Forced Evictions in the Narmada Valley 267
Appendix Resettlement and Rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Oustees: State Policies and Achievements 322
Index 328
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