Tribal population displaced in the Narmada valley

Memories of life in a remote Bhil hamlet on the Narmada river >>

Ever since the Narmada Control Authority in its Action Taken Report permitted the raising of the Sardar Sarovar dam to 110.64 metres, the entire tribal belt in the Narmada valley came under the submergence zone. The scale of devastation during this monsoon will depend on the extent of rainfall here. | Read the full article (PDF) >>

Source: Frontline Magazine “Flood of fears”
Volume 21 – Issue 16, Jul. 31 – Aug. 13, 2004
India’s National Magazine from the publishers of THE HINDU
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Date Visited: Thu Jul 07 2011 10:04:37 GMT+0200 (CEST)

Thirty-three villages in Maharashtra were submerged, 4,300 families displaced. According to data from the Narmada Bachao Andolan, 4,135 families were resettled over the last 25 years. District collector Mallinath Kalshetty says efforts are under way to rehabilitate remaining families. 

Source:  Tabassum Barnagarwala, The Indian Express, 12 March 2018
Date visited: 22 August 2019

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