vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_timelastmodified:TR|13 Jul 2001 21:07:06 -0000 vti_extenderversion:SR|5.0.2.2634 vti_title:SR|World Commission on Dams and India: Analysis of A Relationship vti_backlinkinfo:VX|archive/epw/epw.june.23.2001.rriyer.htm vti_cacheddtm:TX|13 Jul 2001 21:07:06 -0000 vti_filesize:IR|54546 vti_cachedtitle:SR|World Commission on Dams and India: Analysis of A Relationship vti_cachedbodystyle:SR| vti_cachedlinkinfo:VX|S|../images/rulered.gif S|../images/rulered.gif K|epw.june.23.2001.rriyer.htm S|../images/top.gif H|../contents.htm H|../previous.htm H|../archives.htm H|../subscrip.htm H|../epwinfo.htm H|../sameeksh.htm H|../epwrf.htm H|../advert.htm H|../coming.htm H|mailto:epw@vsnl.com H|../homepage.htm H|../thesite.htm S|../images/rulered.gif vti_cachedsvcrellinks:VX|NSUS|archive/images/rulered.gif NSUS|archive/images/rulered.gif FKUS|archive/epw/epw.june.23.2001.rriyer.htm NSUS|archive/images/top.gif NHUS|archive/contents.htm NHUS|archive/previous.htm NHUS|archive/archives.htm NHUS|archive/subscrip.htm NHUS|archive/epwinfo.htm NHUS|archive/sameeksh.htm NHUS|archive/epwrf.htm NHUS|archive/advert.htm NHUS|archive/coming.htm NHUS|mailto:epw@vsnl.com NHUS|archive/homepage.htm NHUS|archive/thesite.htm NSUS|archive/images/rulered.gif vti_cachedneedsrewrite:BR|false vti_cachedhasbots:BR|false vti_cachedhastheme:BR|false vti_cachedhasborder:BR|false vti_metatags:VR|Generator HTMLed\\ Version\\ 2.0c Author Ramaswamy\\ R\\ Iyer\r\n Description \r\nThe\\ response\\ of\\ the\\ ministry\\ of\\ water\\ resources\\ to\\ the\\ World\\ Commission\\ on\\ Dams\\ and\\ its\\ report\\ has\\ been\\ wholly\\ negative.\\ It\\ has\\ questioned\\ the\\ composition\\ of\\ the\\ Commission,\\ its\\ procedures,\\ the\\ adequacy\\ and\\ representativeness\\ of\\ the\\ sample\\ studied,\\ the\\ 'knowledge\\ base'\\ of\\ the\\ report,\\ the\\ manner\\ in\\ which\\ the\\ report\\ was\\ finalised,\\ and\\ the\\ fairness\\ and\\ objectivity\\ of\\ the\\ analysis\\ and\\ findings.\\ It\\ has\\ also\\ found\\ the\\ Commission's\\ approach\\ to\\ future\\ planning\\ objectionable\\ and\\ unacceptable.\\ This\\ paper\\ attempts\\ to\\ examine\\ some\\ of\\ the\\ criticisms\\ to\\ the\\ WCD\\ and\\ makes\\ a\\ plea\\ for\\ allowing\\ a\\ debate\\ on\\ the\\ various\\ issues\\ raised\\ rather\\ than\\ move\\ towards\\ an\\ uncompromising\\ polarisation\\ of\\ views.\r\n\r\n Keywords Economic\\ and\\ Political\\ Weekly,\\ journal,\\ research,\\ India,\\ special\\ article,\\ vti_charset:SR|windows-1252 vti_generator:SR|HTMLed Version 2.0c