Narmada Bachao Andolan
Three days ago the Narmada Bachao Andolan began an occupation of the back entrance to the State Building of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India. Their demands are over 20 years old and include an end to big dam construction on the Narmada River and satisfactory compensation, rehabilitation, and resettlement of Adivasis (tribal peoples) who have been displaced by flooding of their villages.
The current protest is in response to the recent Narmada Control Authority decision to allow the construction of the Sardar Sarovar dam to continue to a height of 110 meters. At least 12,000 families in Madhya Pradesh will face submergence and displacement without any resettlement, while at least 3000 tribal families in Maharashtra are in their villages and 2000 oustees are yet to be declared as oustees and resettled.
Since the beginning of big dam construction after Independence, around 55 million people have been flooded out of their villages. Most of these people have never received any substantive or just compensation or resettlement assistance from the Indian government.
Read:The Greater Common Good by Arundhati Roy
Watch:Video of Narmada Submergence
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Any more info? Pictures? Could they posted in open space? Was keen to come for the sit-in, but could not as I had to get back after the WSF.
MR and this sit-in were what challenged the state, while carnival called WSF (with its own utility) proceeded.
The 50 million estimate comes from Arundhati Roy based on government ministry estimates of people thrown out of villages from big dam projects.
But if i remember correctly, it's since 1947 (independence), not since the 1980's!!
(50 million is 5 crore)
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I have read your topic regarding NARMADA BACHAVO.
PL. don't write only one side of coin, Pl. see other side of coin.
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