Table of Contents
Key Individuals Named in this Report
I. Summary and Recommendations
II. Background: New Delhi and Bombay
III. Background to the Protests: Ratnagiri District
IV. Legal Restrictions Used to Suppress Opposition to the Dabhol Power Project
V. Ratnagiri: Violations of Human Rights 1997
VI. The Applicable Laws
VII. Complicity: The Dabhol Power Corporation
VIII. Responsibility: Financing Institutions and the Government of the United States
Appendix A: Correspondence Between Human Rights Watch and the Export-Import Bank of the
Appendix B: Report of the Cabinet Sub-Committee to Review the Dabhol Power Project
Appendix C: Selected Recommendations and Conclusions from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy, May 29, 1995
Appendix D: Correspondence Between the Government of India and the World Bank
Montek Singh Ahluwalia: Former secretary of the Indian governments Department of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance.
M.I. Beg: Chairman and ex-officio secretary of the Indian governments Central Electricity Authority.
Mangesh Chavan: A local activist in Ratnagiri.
V. Deshmukh: A circle inspector in Ratnagiri district.
Bobby Farris: General manager of the Enron Power Development Corporation.
Y.P. Gambhir: Chairman of the Indian governments Central Electricity Authority.
Joëlle Chassard: Senior financial analyst of the World Bank Energy Operations Division, India Country Department.
B.G. Kolse-Patil: Former Bombay High Court Justice and leader of protests against the Dabhol Power project.
Manohar Joshi: Current chief minister of the state of Maharashtra under the Shiv Sena-BJP government.
Sanjeev Khandekar: Vice President for Community Relations for the Dabhol Power Corporation.
S.D. Khare: Former secretary of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Residing in the village of Guhagar, Khare is a local leader of opposition to the Dabhol Power project and provides legal aid to villagers arrested for their participation in protests against the project.
Rebecca Mark: Formerly chief executive officer of the Enron Power Development Corporation. Currently the chief executive officer of Azurix, Enrons water development corporation.
Vivek Monteiro: Secretary general of the Center of Indian Trade Unions.
U.K. Mukhopadhyay: Maharashtra governments secretary of energy.
Gopinath Munde: Current deputy chief minister of Maharashtra.
Ajit Nimbalkar: Chairman of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board.
Hazel OLeary: Former secretary of Energy of the government of the United States.
Medha Patkar: An internationally and nationally recognized environmental activist. Chairperson of the National Alliance for Peoples Movements (NAPM), a national environmental organization which led demonstrations against the Dabhol Power project.
Sadanand Pawar: A professor of economics in Bombay. Originally from Pawarsakari village near the Dabhol Power project. A recognized leader of local protests against the company.
Sharad Pawar: Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra
N. Raghunathan: Chief secretary of the Maharashtra governments Department of Industries, Energy and Labour.
N. Ramji: Joint secretary of the Indian governments Ministry of Power.
M.S. Rane: Bombay High Court Justice who sat on the two-judge division bench which heard Center of Indian Trade Unions and others v. Union of India and others.
V.V.R.K. Rao: Secretary of the Indian governments Central Electricity Authority.
P.G. Satoshe: Assistant sub-inspector at the Guhagar police station.
Howard Schweitzer: Counsel for administration in the office of the general counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Sunip Sen: Bombay High Court lawyer who represented the plaintiffs in the Center of Indian Trade Unions and others v. Union of India and others.
B.P. Seraf: Bombay High Court Justice who sat on the two-judge division bench which heard Center of Indian Trade Unions and others v. Union of India and others.
M.B. Shah: Chief justice of the Bombay High Court.
B.N. Srikrishna: Bombay High Court Justice who initially heard the case Center for Indian Trade Unions and others v. Union of India and others.
Joseph Sutton: Chief operating officer for the Enron Corporation. Formerly the managing director of the Dabhol Power Corporation.
A.N. Varma: Chairman of the Indian governments Foreign Investment Promotion Board.
R. Vasudevan: Secretary of the Indian governments Ministry of Power.
Seth Vedantham: Chief engineer of the Indian governments Central Electricity Authority.
Heinz Vergin: World Banks India country department director.
Frank Wisner: Former United States Ambassador to India.