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Perspectives on Polavaram: A Major Irrigation Project on Godavari

S. Ramakrishna (Author) Biksham Gujja (Author)
Synopsis The proposed Polavaram dam, located in Godavari delta, is part of the major irrigation expansion programme of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, which includes 26 projects with an outlay of Rs. 46,000 crores ($10 billion). Controversies around major water infrastructure projects are not new in India, Polavaram being no exception. As river disputes in India are bound to take centre stage of national politics, and environmental issues are set to dominate public agenda in coming years, Polavaram project is sure to engage the attention of both common man and intellectuals / activists. Perspectives on Polavaram provides a platform to articulate diverse views on this mega irrigation project. This book is an effort to establish an informed dialogue on Polavaram based on mutual respect. Comprising contributions by eminent people from a wide cross section of the society and representing different interest groups, this ‘first of its kind' publication attempts to bring together various perspectives on the Polavaram project.
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About the authors

S. Ramakrishna

Mr. S. Ramakrishnan is Former Head of the Department of Computer Science at Sree Saraswathi Thyagaraja College, Pollachi. He received his M.Sc., Computer Science from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and M.Phil., from Manonmaniam Sundranar University, Tirunelveli. He has more than 5 years of experience in teaching and guiding 5 M.Phil. research scholars. He has presented various research papers in conferences and national level seminars.

Biksham Gujja

Biksham Gujja is policy advisor of Living Waters Programme at WWF-International. He is also special project scientist based at ICRISAT, Hyderabad. Dr. Gujja is a water policy specialist and associated with several global initiatives.

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Bibliographic information

Title Perspectives on Polavaram: A Major Irrigation Project on Godavari
Format Softcover
Date published: 18.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171885780
length 236p.