Who will pay for Delhi's water?: a study of the socio-economic and environmental implications of the Renuka Dam Project

The key purpose of this document is to provide an assessment of impacts of Renuka dam from the point of view of those to be affected and analyze the issues in the frame-work of community rights, resource ownership, use and distribution. The role of the state and its policies in the dispossession of local communities, in the context of this project, has been critically reviewed. Through testimonies and case studies of the communities to be affected, this document highlights the extent as well as nature of socio-economic, cultural and environmental impacts. Secondary data, interviews with activists and government officials have been relied on the understand the interventions and response of the State.