The Narmada Dam Consortium in India

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The Narmada Dam Consortium in India
Overview
The Narmada is the fifth largest river in India and the site of a number of dam projects which are being developed by the consortium of the Indian government and the World Bank. Though the Narmada River Development(NRD) project was conceived of in 1946, it took over thirty years for any tangible work to occur on this project due to the inherent delays that the developing Indian government encountered.
Of the many issues the dam project encountered the biggest one was the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people. The issue was so serious that a Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal (NWDT) was created. It was only in 1979 that the official go-ahead was given to start work.
Out of all the dam...
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.....hat financial and management support can be applied collectively to projects. Yet, the needs of the people will always have to be taken into account when examining such projects. Thus, the efforts of the World Bank and the government of India will always remain controversial.
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