vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_timelastmodified:TR|29 Nov 2000 20:27:06 -0000 vti_extenderversion:SR|5.0.2.2634 vti_title:SR|A Judgment of Grave Import vti_backlinkinfo:VX|sardar-sarovar/sc.ruling/news.html archive/epw/epw.nov4.comm2.html vti_cacheddtm:TX|29 Nov 2000 20:27:06 -0000 vti_filesize:IR|26457 vti_cachedtitle:SR|A Judgment of Grave Import vti_cachedbodystyle:SR| vti_cachedlinkinfo:VX|S|../images/rulered.gif S|../images/rulered.gif K|epw.nov4.comm2.html 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.nov4.comm2.html 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\\ Description The\\ Supreme\\ Court's\\ judgment\\ on\\ the\\ Narmada\\ (Sardar\\ Sarovar)\\ case\\ fails\\ to\\ deal\\ with\\ the\\ very\\ issue\\ that\\ was\\ brought\\ before\\ it,\\ namely,\\ an\\ existing\\ situation\\ of\\ lapse\\ and\\ non-compliance\\ in\\ relation\\ to\\ certain\\ aspects.\\ It\\ makes\\ sweeping\\ pronouncements\\ about\\ the\\ desirability\\ of\\ dams.\\ The\\ judgment\\ has\\ introduced\\ no\\ new\\ safeguards\\ to\\ ensure\\ compliance\\ but\\ has\\ advanced\\ the\\ doctrine\\ that\\ the\\ existing\\ institutions\\ must\\ be\\ presumed\\ to\\ be\\ working.\\ The\\ judgment\\ is\\ a\\ negative\\ answer\\ to\\ those\\ who\\ sought\\ relief,\\ and\\ a\\ severe\\ blow\\ to\\ people's\\ movements.\\ Keywords Economic\\ and\\ Political\\ Weekly,\\ journal,\\ research,\\ India,\\ commentary,\\ vti_charset:SR|windows-1252 vti_generator:SR|HTMLed Version 2.0c