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by Anirban
28 Dec 2002 15:12
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 48102

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Raj, regarding the effects of canals on forests, you can get some data in http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/~yogesh/threats.shtml provided by Bittu Sahgal, editor of Sanctuary. Before going into the issue of shrinkage of glaciers, let us take a quick look of the available data on Ganga water flow. Indo-Bang...
by Anirban
27 Dec 2002 17:20
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 48102

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Raj, you made interesting observations there. If the final Cost-Benefit Analysis has been done, then we the common people have the right to know it. Here's from CP Thakur's statement in the Rajya Sabha 1. Create the potential to increase agricultural production by an additional 100 per cent in the n...
by Anirban
26 Dec 2002 20:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Water: Linking major rivers in India
Replies: 130
Views: 48102

Re: Water: Linking major rivers in India

Right from Dastur plan, to the recent SC verdict, linking of rivers has remained the buzz word as if it will become the panacea to all problems. However I'd like to ask a few questions. 1. Has there been any cost-benefit analysis of the entire system? 2. Has there been any fair assessment of the dam...
by Anirban
28 Jan 2002 18:01
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?
Replies: 46
Views: 29384

Re: Who was responsible for Kashmir being taken to the UN?

As far as I remember, Nehru-Liaqat Pact had provisions for exchange of population. Later Nehru backtracked on the ground that India being a secular republic cannot agree to population transfer.<p>However, exchange of population was almost complete in Punjab. Bengal and Assam suffered most due to Pak...

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