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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 6, Issue 1, Febraury 2013 pp 17-22

Research Article

Comparison of Environmental Impact of Barrages and Large Dam by Checklist Method


Ujwal G. Patil, S. N. Patil

School of Environment and Earth Sciences, North Maharashtra University, Maharashtra, Jalgaon, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



This article focuses on the environmental & social impacts of the River Valley Projects, while pinpointing the vital need of large storage water resources projects in India. The water is becoming scarcer in India due to increase in population; on the other hand due to creation of large dams it is resulting environmental impacts. The paper aims at clarifying implementation of the minor & medium projects on the river with minimizing the environmental impacts & leading towards a sustainable growth.