China's Three Gorges Dam and Research Paper

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Both the countries have a huge population and increasing energy demands to propel the growth at the current rate. While the Yangtze river project was mainly undertaken to serve the energy needs of the rapidly growing eastern cities of Shangai and central Chinese states, the Narmada river project's main focus was to supply water for the irrigation demands of the vast agricultural regions of the Gujarat and Maharashtra and to provide water supply for the drought prone state of Rajasthan. While China provided quick resettlement for the oustees, in India's case the poor and neglected resettlement program has invited global concern. Both the projects lie in regions that have high tectonic activity and already the environmental impacts are visible in the frequent landslides happening around the Three gorges region. While there is no question of doubt that dams are useful for power generation and to increase agricultural production, the damage that they cause in terms of the displacement of the local communities and the obstruction of the natural waterbodies reverberates throughout the entire ecosystem.

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Bibliography

1) Discovery Channel, 'China's Mega Dam', Accessed Oct 1st 2010, Available Online at, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPp248CoKLU

2) Steven Benson,, 'Three Gorges Dam to be Completed', (Mar 2009), Accessed Oct 1st 2010, Available Online at, http://www.internationalrivers.org/blog/peter-bosshard/three-gorges-dam-be-completed

3) Peter H. Gleick, ' Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, China ', Water Brief 3, (Mar 2009), Accessed Oct 1st, 2010, Available Online at, http://www.worldwater.org/data20082009/WB03.pdf

4) PBS, 'Do the Benefits of India's Sardar Sarovar Dam Justify It's Cost', Accessed Oct 1st 2010, Available Online at, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/shows/dammed/index.html

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