Comments on: Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/03/16/stop-the-belo-monte-monster-dam/ Entering a Time of Natural Health, Elevated Consciousness, Sustainable Living and Total Freedom. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:58:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Jennifer http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/03/16/stop-the-belo-monte-monster-dam/#comment-5437 Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:05:09 +0000 http://wakingtimes.com/?p=3840#comment-5437 Excellent article abour social and environmental consequeces of large dams.

The World Bank estimates that forcible “development-induced displacement and resettlement” now affects 10 million people per year. According to the World Bank an estimated 33 million people have been displaced by development projects such as dams, urban development and irrigation canals in India alone.

India is well ahead in this respect. A country with as many as over 3600 large dams within its belt can never be the exceptional case regarding displacement. The number of development induced displacement is higher than the conflict induced displacement in India. According to Bogumil Terminski an estimated more than 10 million people have been displaced by development each year.

Athough the exact number of development-induced displaced people (DIDPs) is difficult to know, estimates are that in the last decade 90–100 million people have been displaced by urban, irrigation and power projects alone, with the number of people displaced by urban development becoming greater than those displaced by large infrastructure projects (such as dams). DIDPs outnumber refugees, with the added problem that their plight is often more concealed.

This is what experts have termed “development-induced displacement.” According to Michael Cernea, a World Bank analyst, the causes of development-induced displacement include water supply (dams, reservoirs, irrigation); urban infrastructure; transportation (roads, highways, canals); energy (mining, power plants, oil exploration and extraction, pipelines); agricultural expansion; parks and forest reserves; and population redistribution schemes.

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By: 7Storm http://www.wakingtimes.com/2012/03/16/stop-the-belo-monte-monster-dam/#comment-5103 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:37:22 +0000 http://wakingtimes.com/?p=3840#comment-5103 Stop it Brazil

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