A Report by Peter Bosshard
This new report examines the latest trends in financing hydropower projects. Based on India’s experience, it untangles the complicated web by which large dams are now being funded through financial intermediaries. It analyses the problems the new funding mechanisms create, and demonstrates how NGOs and social movements can press for accountability, human rights and environmental protection in a new era of indirect financing.
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Financing Dams in India: Risks and ChallengesA report by Ann Kathrin Schneide
In 2003, the Government of India proposed to double the current electricity generation in the country, proposing 162 new Hydroelectric Projects. The government endowed India’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) with the largest number of projects. This briefing paper informs about the risks of doing business with NHPC. NHPC has repeatedly violated national and international standards and regulations for dam building. This has resulted in cost and time overruns, social and environmental negligence, security concerns, widespread public opposition, human rights violations, court cases and the suspension of projects in the pipeline or even during construction
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Also...............Please dont miss this one.........
A visual introduction to dams, rivers, people and rights posted on international rivers website titled " We also live downstream"..................