The Narmada Dam Project Term Paper by writingsensation

The Narmada Dam Project
This paper discusses India's Narmada Dam Project including details of the project such as its location, general description and the ecological and human implications of the dam.
# 91323 | 1,730 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper explains that, while the Narmada Dam Project represents modernity and a source of national prestige, it also poses a risk to the environment, economy and way of life for people in the region and has come under fire from environmentalists, politicians, human rights activists and local citizens. The author points out that proponents of the dam project, which has been in existence for over 20 years, claim the cost-benefit of power drawn from the dam system outweighs potential environmental and human rights issues. The paper relates that people have been displaced by this project resulting in a mass exodus within and outside the region of western India especially to Bangladesh, which has placed a burden on this country and international aid resources. This paper includes a map and two pictures of the area.

Table of Contents:
Project Details and Issues

From the Paper:

"Barclay's (2005), a large bank in England and financier of the project, is concerned by the controversy embroiled in this this issue and is showing growing concern for their involvement when it was found that, "the dam reservoir will submerge up to 5800 hectares of forest" endangering preserved forests and peoples. The bank is concerned what kind of image this project will reflect toward theirs. There is concern for the instability of the land not only just environmentally but also geophysical. Still while the bank is concerned over the public relations issues of the project as it violates its own "green: policy, it has not pulled its funding but changed its involvement to an advisory basis."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A Brief Introduction to the Narmada Issue. 14 Dec. 2005 < introduction.html>.
  • Dalal, Sucheta. "An untold story." India 14 Dec. 2005 <http://>.
  • Davies, Evan. "Valley of the Dammed." Alternatives 27 (2001): 6.
  • Gardner, Gary and Jim Perry. "Big-Dam Construction on the Rise." World Watch 8 (1995): 36+.
  • Naramada River and Irrigation. 14 Dec. 2005 <>.

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"The Narmada Dam Project" 26 December 2006. Web. 21 March. 2023. <>