Tag: Narmada Bachao Andolan

Sardar Sarovar Dam: A Spectre of Displacement and Human Rights Violation

 
/ November 8, 2018

14 persons from two villages in Maharashtra were rehabilitated years after they were displaced by the dam; over a hundred families in the state are still waiting.

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The Empty Promise of ‘Vikas’ for this Maharashtra Village

 
/ May 7, 2018

Residents of this village on the foothills of the Satpura range are yet to reap the benefits of Narendra Modi’s much touted ‘acche din’.

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No End to Forced Evictions for Those Displaced by Sardar Sarovar

 
/ April 23, 2018

The Sardar Sarovar Dam has been in the news more than once for the large-scale displacement it has caused. But there is a lull in the media after rehabilitation is promised, says Community Correspondent Pawan Solanki, reporting on life after rehabilitation.

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Sardar Sarovar: The Pitfalls of India’s Biggest Development Project

 
/ February 5, 2018

Of the 6.5 crore people displaced by development projects in India over 50 years, less than 20% have been rehabilitated. But here's what happened even after rehabilitation in the case of Sardar Sarovar.

Illegal Sand Mining Wreaking Havoc on the Banks of the Narmada

 
/ June 27, 2017

The brazen sand mafia was looting 300 tonnes of sand per day destroying the environment and ecosystem around the Narmada. Things have turned around with activists from the Narmada Bachao Andolan stepping in.

Narmada Jeevan Shalas Bring Hope for Children Affected by the Sardar Sarovar Project

 
/ May 29, 2017

Across banks of Narmada, Adivasi children can now count on Jeevan Shalas for a better future despite the government's failure to provide them with education.

A New Festival in Madhya Pradesh Revives a Lost Indigenous Culture

 
/ May 5, 2017

Thousands of people have gathered in Verwada, Badhwani to celebrate the newest festival in Madhya Pradesh - the festival of Rani Kajal Mata, an ancient, indigenous deity.

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A Thirsty Hamlet at the Banks of the Narmada

 
/ April 26, 2017

The Sardar Sarovar Project displaced over 70,000 people for the 'greater good' of providing water and electricity to huge swathes of the population. But these grand promises are belied by the condition of the children suffering from waterborne diseases on the banks of the dammed river.