Re: NAPM or NADM?
They are the agents of World Bank. They preach no irrigation projects through their report prepared for the world bank. They also preach no thermal power projects, etc. Because of their blind movement the Narmada project cost escalated to several times the original plan. This affected the progress of the project. Just with the Suport of Supreme Court the project was completed. The people got their benefit late by several years. They advocated watershed projects in dry areas that helped politicians bureaucrats mint crores of rupees. On the occasion of felicitation to Sainath [mediamen] in Hyderabad, large number of editors participated and raised how in Anantapur and Mahboobnagar people used to go on bycycle are now going in BMW cars? The answer to this said -- watershed programmes.
Dr. S. Jeevananda Reddy