The Narmada Dam Project Essay by Master Researcher

The Narmada Dam Project
Examines the Narmada Dam Project in India as a case in the arguments for and against dam building.
# 45014 | 2,900 words | 19 sources | 2002 | US

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Throughout the 20th century, dam building to improve irrigation and produce hydroelectricity was considered a key component of development. It was undertaken universally from the United States to China and from the Arctic to the Equator. Despite decades of construction, the debate over the environmental impact and net cost-benefit of dams persists. The following discussion will focus on the Narmada Project in India. It is one of the largest hydro developments in the world. The current official plan calls for 30 major dams and 3,135 others on India's fifth largest and only westward flowing river system.

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