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... Government could have survived alone with its precious dam all to itself." -
Ram Bai, whose village was submerged when the Bargi dam was built on the
Narmada. She now lives in a slum in Jabalpur.3 In the fifty years since
The Bargi dam near Jabalpur was the first dam on the Narmada to be completed
(in 1990). It cost ten times more than was budgeted and submerged three times
more land than the engineers said it would. About 70,000 people from 101 ...
The site at Gorakhpur is, according to Government publicity, an 'ideal village'.
Between 1990 and 1992, five people died of starvation there. The rest either
returned to live illegally in the forests near the reservoir, or moved to slums in
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A paradigm developmental tale, which shows that how someone has to defoliate,for others to survive.An unequivocal obstinate struggle of the poor against the primacy of hegemony. Unravels scads of ... Read full review