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
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