THE World Bank (WR) has admitted
that its assessment of the Sardar
Sarovar Project did not adhere to many
of its own guidelines. In an internal
memo prepared by the Operations
Evaluations Division, it has described
its own approach to the project as
The WB's resettlement and rehabilitation guidelines, designed to ensure resettlement of project affected families, were not followed in total; nor were its own environmental guidelines.
The Project Completion Report of the WB has described the future of the project and the "sustainability of the project achievements" as "uncertain". The memo foresees delays by at least 2 years in both the irrigation and energy generation schedules.
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