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This video film looks at why some of independent India's mega irrigation projects failed badly.

india Updated: May 19, 2003 15:25 IST

Language: English

Time: 26 mins

Price: Rs 450 Available formats: VHS (VCD-Transferred from VHS)

Produced by: Television Trust for the Environment (TVE)

When India gained independence the architects of her future believed that large dams were an answer to many of her problems. Unfortunately things didn't quite shape up that way. The Tehri dam project on the lower reaches of the Himalayas in the state of Uttar Pradesh poses more disasters than the gains its proponents speak of. This video while looking that such issues also looks at many other environmental issues and how locally applicable solutions can solve the problems. Like the highly polluted river Ganga which receives industrial, domestic (sewage) and religious (decomposing bodies) pollution can, to an extent, be handled, by turtle and crocodile hatchery.

Distributed: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

First Published: May 07, 2003 19:11 IST