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The Politics of Dams: Curbs on Rivers and People

by South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers , 6 June 2009

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Contents of April-May, 2009 edition of Dams, Rivers and People:

Massive Dam to fill leaking buckets 1
- The UPA & NDA have poor track record on water issues 3
- Will meeting electricity shortages lead to economic development? 5
- Water is an important election issue 8
- Climate Change: Over consumption or over population? 9
- Corruption in AP Irrigation Projects 10
- Sad state of Bhakra, Pong, Hirakud oustees even today 11
- Tribals, Dalits most affected by water projects 12
- Supreme Court, High Court Decisions on Narmada Valley Dams 13
- SC upholds the right of dam affected to protest: Fine to MP Govt 14
- Ability & intentions of CWC and NCA questioned by official report 15
- Diminishing Returns from Large Hydro: latest figures confirm trend 17
- NHPC’s under performance in power generation 18
- Uttarakhand High Court vacates stay: Loharinag Pala HEP 19
- Water: World’s third largest industry 20
- Bangladesh: Call stop Tipaimukh Dam 21
- The Nepal Page: Climate Change could derail Hydro Hopes 22
- The China Page: The massive 2008 earthquake due to Dam 23
- New Publication available: Economics of Hydro Power 24

Dams, Rivers & People
April-May 2009