Volume No. 2 Issue No.: 4C Page No.: 885-895 April-June 2008

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF MULTIPURPOSE RIVER VALLEY PROJECTS : A CASE FOR THE MADIKHEDA DAM (INDIA)

 

Vishwambhar Prasad Sati

Department of Geography Government Post Graduate College Shivpuri (India)

 

Received on : September 17, 2007

 

ABSTRACT

 

This paper aims to discuss the impact of multipurpose river valley projects on economy and the environment of the areas affected by it. A case study of Madikheda Dam Project is carried out, which is constructed in the core region of Madhav National Park in Madhya Pradesh (INDIA). Impact analysis is done on the flora and fauna and as well as on economic and social development. It is concluded that though a large scale of depletion of forest and extinction of wild animals will be the consequences in due course of time after completion of its all phase’S construction , its economic impact is tremendous. It will not only solve the energy crises but also generate the substantial amount of employment and will supply ample water for irrigation. The study is mainly based upon the collection of primarily and secondary data. The primary data were gathered through framing questionnaire, scheduled, and interview of the affected people of all thirteen villages, government officials, and old and experienced people. Secondary data were collected from different sources such as forest department, water resource department and statistical department.

 

Keywords : Multipurpose river valley project, Environmental impact, Economic impact, Madikheda Dam Project

 

 

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