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Earthquake Plan Prepared in Haste
Vivek Rawal and Tara S. Nair
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 36, No. 10 (Mar. 10-16, 2001), pp. 820-823
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4410369
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The rehabilitation package, prepared in unhealthy haste by the government, is based on conventional bureaucratic understanding and interpretation of people's needs and priorities. While it is incredibly vocal about estimates of damage, the specific delivery mechanisms are unclear. Also, it completely ignores the problems of economic rehabilitation of the survivors.
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