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Ganga-Farakka Barrage Project and Rural Economy of India

Manob K. Bandyopadhyay

ISBN 10: 8176580678 / ISBN 13: 9788176580670
Published by Uppal Pub, 2012
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Contents Preface 1 Introduction 2 Holy Ganga 3 Farakka Barrage and promise potential problem and politics 4 Farakka Barrage Project and Indian hegemony 5 Flood erosion and water management 6 Forced migration and human impact 7 People and Ganga a movement 8 Tales of distress 9 Conclusion Annexures Bibliography IndexFarakka Project was set up in 1966 mainly to project Calcutta Port and to provide rail road link to North-East India Since Ganga flows from India to Bangladesh Indo-Bangladesh treaty on Farakka governs flow of Ganga waters to Bangladesh At the planning stage likely future negative impact due to obstruction of water flow resulting from Farakka Barrage was overlooked As a result extensive sedimentation in the river bed is witnessed today witness obstructs high volume of water during monsoon causing floods in agricultural and residential areas It also causes water scarcity due to inadequate flow during dry seasonDue to hardships caused by both factors people inhabiting areas close to Ganga are forced to migrateThis book focuses on socio-economic conditions of migrants from Farakka to Malda and Murshidabad Districts of West Bengal and thus the book deals with promise problems potential and politics of Farakka Barrage ProjectThis important book will be of great use to scholars and students of hydrology rural development disaster management and economic planning 172 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 101771

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Title: Ganga-Farakka Barrage Project and Rural ...

Publisher: Uppal Pub

Publication Date: 2012

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