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The Cost of Living Evaluation India is now ranked third in the dam-building industry Arundhati Roy feels that by the government producing these numerous dams it is destroying the people of India The purpose of these dams is to better irrigation power production flood control and mainly bring drinking water to millions of the Indian people Along with these benefits however come homeless dying people Building these dams creates less land for people and takes away the land that people live on and rely on for food and money On the topic of nuclear weapons Roy is very much against them India has successfully become a nuclear country and Roy feels that India has not moved up in the world because of this advance in weaponry Because of the success of the nuclear bomb she feels that nuclear weapons are equal to a cry for death Her arguments are very much convincing because of her adamant stand in her views She presents facts and along with that her detailed opinions and emotions about each topic I agree with her attitude on dam building in India She states that even though these dams have been built one fifth of Indian population --- 200 million people --- does not have safe drinking water and two thirds --- 600 million --- lack basic sanitation Roy p 14 She also says that most of the people that are suffering the consequences of land and crop loss are not receiving compensation or are not properly rehabilitated by the government If they are receiving compensation and rehabilitation it is a very small amount of money and very poor rehabilitation establishments From her essays it is clear that a majority of the people are not benefiting from the Indian governments actions I do not totally agree with Roys opinions on nuclear weapons though I agree that nuclear weapons are a horrible invention and should have never been created However she is
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