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Beyond Relocation: The Imperative of Sustainable Resettlement emphasizes the need for reforming laws and policies dealing with displacement and resettlement on a global as well as local level. The issues of risks, impoverishment, entitlements and survival strategies of those displaced are discussed in this book from a gendered perspective.
Chapter 5: The First Development-Caused Displacements in India: The Forgotten People of Bhakra Nangal
The First Development-Caused Displacements in India: The Forgotten People of Bhakra Nangal
The Bhakra Nangal Project1 is one of the most well-known dam projects in India. It is a multi-purpose project that includes a massive dam on the Sutlej river at Bhakra and a barrage downstream at Nangal. The project was the largest single investment scheme in the First Five-Year Plan (1951–56), and the investment continued well into the Third Five-Year Plan (1961–66). The project was undertaken at the threshold of independence, a time when there was a mood of patriotism, sacrifice and nation-building. Possibly the most important thing that one can say about the people displaced by the Bhakra Dam project is ...