A much-needed post-facto evaluation of one of the most controversial projects in recent history—the Sardar Sarovar Project
Built across the Narmada River, the Sardar Sarovar Project has faced a multitude of economic, financial, social, and environmental challenges since its inception. Its environmental and socioeconomic impacts, as also the net costs and benefits, have been at the center of controversies leading to many protests in recent times.
This book argues that, if properly implemented, such a large project provides a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life of millions of people, who in most cases live in disadvantageous situations.
The book also tracks the history of rehabilitation and resettlement of people displaced from the Narmada valley to examine how their socioeconomic and cultural life has changed over time.