Subcontinental Drift: Now the Hard Part

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Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001 | The TV crews are pulling out; the daily dose of stories is being pushed into the inside pages. A month on, Gujarat's devastating earthquake is yesterday's news.

For the survivors, however, some of the most difficult challenges lie ahead. In NGO-speak, recovery from a massive natural disaster happens in four phases, known as the Four R's: rescue, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction. In Gujarat thus far, we've seen a great deal of the first two and a little of the third.

Rehabilitation is...