Why multi purpose projects and large dams have come under great scrutiny and opposition?

Asked by vatsalchoudhary41 | 6th Aug, 2015, 05:41: PM

Expert Answer:

Multipurpose projects and large dams have come under scrutiny because of the following reasons:

  1. Large dams affect the natural flow of rivers. This results in hampering the flow of sediments. Excessive accumulation of sediments in the reservoirs causes damage to the marine life.
  2. The dams on the flood plains submerge the vegetation and soil leading to its gradual decomposition.
  3. It further results in floods due to the deposition of sediments in the reservoirs.
  4. It causes destruction of the forest areas and the displacement of tribal and local communities.
  5. It also destroys the natural surroundings and biodiversity of an area.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 7th Aug, 2015, 08:02: AM

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