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Category: Sardar Sarovar Projects


India’s Dam Mania gives acche din for Dam lobby and Gando Vikas

(Above: Protest in Bharuch on Oct 8, 2017 when Prime Minister laid foundation stone for Bhadbhut Dam on Narmada) “Vikas Gando Thayo Chhe” is these days a super hit song in Gujarati, which literally means “Development has gone mad”. In…

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Happy Birthday, Narendrabhai. But why drown the Narmada Valley this day?

Sept 17, happens to be birthday for India’s Prime Minister Naredrabhai Modi. We join the Nation in wishing him Happy Birthday. But the Prime Minister has also decided to celebrate his 2017 birthday by declaring completion of the controversial Sardar…

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Sardar Sarovar gate closure without resettlement or justification is a inhuman, unjust decision: Will SC intervene?

On June 17, 2017, a PIB Press Release from Union Ministry of Water Resources announced, “Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has cleared the final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) in Gujarat by lowering of gates and impounding of water in…

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Happy? Birthday? Narmada Bachao Andolan – Salutes to a 31-year-old movement

Above: 8-column front page top photo of Yatra carried by THE INDEPENDENT in Dec 1990 “अब तो है तुमसे हर खुशी अपनी, तुम पे मरना है ज़िंदगी अपनी..” “फिर चाहे जो भी कहे हमको ज़माना, कोई बनाये बातें चाहे अब…

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Diminishing Returns from Large Hydropower projects in India

 Above: Graph showing how the power generation per MW installed Hydro Capacity has been doing down over the last two decades As per the latest power generation figures just released by the Central Electricity Authority[1] the hydropower generation during the…

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Narmada Estuary: Hilsa, other Fish and Fisher people need protection

Pungent fishy smell is the first thing that grabs your attention in Bhadbhut village in Bharuch District of Gujarat, which lies on the estuary of the mighty Narmada River, as it meets the Arabian Sea. Every alternate shop in every…

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Riverfront Development in India: Cosmetic make up on deep wounds

  There is a rush of riverfront development schemes in India. We have heard of Sabarmati Riverfront development being drummed many times, followed by the proposed rejuvenation of Ganga, supposedly on the lines of Sabarmati. What does Riverfront Development entail?…

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Appeal to Government to revoke unjustified decision of increase in Sardar Sarovar Dam Height to 138.68 and Start Dialogue

1 September 2014 To Sushri Uma Bharati The Honourable Minister Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Government of India New Delhi minister-mowr@nic.in, psmwr-mowr@nic.in, mod-mowr@nic.in, secy-mowr@nic.in, mwp@nic.in Copy to: 1. Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for…

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Why is Government of India indulging in this unwarranted & unnecessary act of raising SSP Dam height?

Why this hurry to submerge tribals and farmers under Narmada waters? In a shocking decision[1] on June 12, 2014, the Narmada Control Authority (NCA), headed by the secretary, Union Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), & which includes secretary of Ministry…

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Challenges for the new NDA government in India

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by BJP’s Mr. Narendra Modi has been given a mandate to govern India for the next five years. Without going into the political and social facets related to this issue, there are a number of…

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