Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Lessons from India

  • Mukuteswara Gopalakrishnan
Part of the Water Resources Development and Management book series (WRDM)


India is one of the few developing countries in the world with a sizeable number of dams. The building of dams is still ongoing in as much as the storage per capita is far below requirements, especially when we consider the temporal and spatial variations in the pattern of rainfall, and the arid and semi-arid areas of large parts of India. The per capita energy availability is also far below the minimum need. Thus, notwithstanding the new emphasis on ‘management’ and ‘efficiency improvement’ of existing assets, the creation of additional and new storage through dams is an absolute necessity.


Land Acquisition World Commission Rehabilitation Site Rehabilitation Policy Submergence Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mukuteswara Gopalakrishnan
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  1. 1.Indian Water Resources SocietyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.New Delhi Chapter World Water CouncilNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.International Commission on Irrigation and DrainageNew DelhiIndia

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