Internally-Displaced Persons and the Sardar Sarovar Project: A Case for Rehabilitative Reform in Rural Media

Author : Pooja Mehta | 2005
Published By: American University International Law Review

The human and environmental' consequences of major dam construction projects, such as the Sardar Sarovar Project ("SSP") in India, generate great attention.The large-scale forcible displacement of citizens within the borders of a country is especially controversial. The Indian government contends that large dam projects, like the SSP, will provide drought-prone areas with irrigation and drinking water. Critics, on the other hand, argue that by submerging vast amounts of land, the SSP displaces hundreds of thousands of indigenous people and creates environmental refugees, also known as internally displaced persons.

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