- Subject index
“This is an unusual, intriguing and insightful book…. [Water] sometimes reads like a detective yarn, where wily old Poirot attempts to unravel the complex chains of events, actions (inactions sometimes) that have led to the present failure of hydrological institution building in India…. This is a useful book, and indeed and important one.” - Progress in Development Studies
“This book will be of interest to the general reader as also to students and academics on the fields of water resources, hydrology, environmental studies and public administration. It will also attract the attention of policy makers and the media.” - CAB Abstracts
Water resources are an issue of ever increasing importance worldwide given rising populations and increasing environmental degradation. Water has also become a divisive issue, both within ...
Chapter 14: The Narmada Judgement
The Narmada Judgement
A Disquieting Judgement
This chapter is about the nature and implications of the Supreme Court's judgement of October 2000 on the Narmada (Sardar Sarovar) case, and not about the merits of the project or about the question of large dams in general. ‘Judgement’ here refers to the majority judgement ...