A dam's unexpected winners - The unintended social consequences of Tehri dam

Guest post by: Dan Morrison

Article courtesy: The New York Times

This article visits the residents of New Tehri nearly two decades after they moved out of Tehri town- some voluntarily and some under compulsion.

It discovers that the people with the most to lose had offered the greatest resistance to displacement, while those whose prospects were less than enticing were ready to move. This had lasting effects on the residents, as the existing social balance was shaken. Thus though unplanned, the Tehri dam has reversed the power balance that once existed in the town. 

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