Narmada Bachao Andolan

  • Narmada valley inclusive development to be a challenge for Centre: Medha Patkar May 28, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Wednesday said ensuring "inclusive development" in the Narmada valley would be a major challenge before the new government at the Centre. "The new government has to ensure the rehabilitation of thousands of families with cultivable land and alternative livelihood and guarantee compliance on various...
  • LS polls: Three-cornered contest likely in the state with AAP jumping in fray March 1, 2014

    With the AAP deciding to contest all 29 seats in Madhya Pradesh, the state is likely to witness a three-cornered contest for the first time in Lok Sabha polls instead of bipolar fights seen in the past. Earlier, the BSP and Congress(T), floated by senior Congress leader late Arjun Singh, tried...
  • Medha Patkar indicates contesting Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket January 19, 2014

    Social activist Medha Patkar, who announced "active support" to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) recently, on Sunday said the option to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls on AAP ticket was open to her while indicating that some leaders of her National Alliance of People's Movement (NAPM) may also take the political...
  • Medha Patkarled Narmada Bachao Andolan to support AAP January 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Social activist Medha Patkar on Monday announced that the Narmada Bachao Andolan will back Aam Aadmi Party. She, however, refrained from clarifying whether she would contest elections for the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Speaking about the new brand of politics introduced by Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, Patkar said...
  • Medha Patkar will clear stand on joining AAP today January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Social activist Medha Patkar will on Monday afternoon announce if she is joining the Aam Aadmi Party or not. Speaking to CNNIBN, the activist best known for Narmada Bachao Andolan said that consultations were on and an announcement could be expected by Monday afternoon as NBA activists from...
  • Gandhi's nonviolence ideology more relevant today: Medha Patkar November 10, 2013

    Panaji: Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of nonviolence is more relevant in the present times, and suggested that there should be no capital punishment. "Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of nonviolence is very much relevant today. There is no difference between violence whoever does it," Patkar said...
  • Dam oustees want CM to meet them and fulfil demands September 13, 2013

    Protesters staging 'Jalsatyagaraha' in three districts of Madhya Pradesh against non-fulfilment of their demands, on Friday, asserted they will not give up their agitation till Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan visits them and resolves the issues raised by them. The oustees of Indira Sagar Project (ISP), built on river Narmada near...
  • Attack at Sabarmati Ashram was a conspiracy to kill me: Medha Patkar September 5, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Social activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar on Thursday told a local court that the attack during a public meeting at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad after the 2002 riots was a part of a "conspiracy" to kill her. Patkar on Thursday deposed before Metropolitan Magistrate A S Desai, in...
  • Medha Patkar deposits Rs 9,000 in crosscases of defamation August 13, 2013

    Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar on Tuesday deposited in a Delhi court costs of Rs 9,000 which was imposed on her in crosscases of defamation lodged against her and the head of an Ahmedabadbased NGO. Patkar's counsel handed over the cash amount of Rs 9,000 to the advocate of V...
  • Rendezvous with Indian Ocean's Rahul Ram July 25, 2013

    Rahul Ram is superbusy. The fatigue is audible, and you can believe he's on the other side of 50, though the livewire redbandanaed stage persona wouldn't give you that impression. The Delhi upbringing is evident in the hard Rs and the seamless and frequent switches between English and Hindi. We...
  • Narmada Bachao Andolan: Villagers to hold sitin protest in Bhopal June 29, 2013

    Bhopal: Thousands of villagers from areas affected by the Narmada dam will hold a sitin protest in Bhopal on Thursday. The protesters will launch a fiveday protest under the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) banner. The protesters are demanding to implement the order passed by the Supreme Court that has asked the...
  • Harda jal satyagraha: Police release 221 protestors September 12, 2012

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Police on Wednesday released 221 people, who were demanding land as compensation and reduction of height of Indira Sagar deam on Narmada River, on a personal surety of Rs 5000. 241 protestors were arrested by the Harda district police on Wednesday morning. Earlier, police cracked down on...
  • The police were rough with us: Indira Sagar protestors September 12, 2012

    The villagers in Harda, protesting against the Indira Sagar Dam in neckdeep water, were forcefully evicted by the police. ...
  • MP CM may agree to reduce Omkareshwar water level September 10, 2012

    Khandwa: It has been 17 days since villagers in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh have been protesting in neckdeep water demanding compensation. Sources say that a major breakthrough is likely. Even as a Central factfinding team reaches Khandwa on Monday, sources have indicated to CNNIBN that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan...
  • Omkareshwar dam protests: Centre to send team September 9, 2012

    Bhopal: The Centre has finally taken note of the Omkareshwar dam protests and will send a team of observers to the site on Monday for a survey. The residents of Khandwa and Harda villages have been protesting for 16 days now, standing neckdeep in water. The people have been protesting against...
  • Omkareshwar dam protests: MP govt assures action September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday promised action on the rising water level in the Omkareshwar Dam after nearly 15 days of protests by people living in villagers nearby that are threatened by it. Activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, who is spearheading the protests whereby people have been...
  • Omkareshwar dam: Activists, ministers to meet September 8, 2012

    Khandwa: It has been 15 days since the villagers of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh began their protest standing in neckdeep water against raising the height of the Omkareshwar Dam that threatens to submerge and wash away their homes. The protests are being led by the activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan,...
  • Andhra protester dies in policefarmer clash July 14, 2010

    Hyderabad: One person was killed and four injured as police opened fire to quell a protest against a thermal power project in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, about 600 km from Hyderabad, on Wednesday, police said. Police fired as protesters resorted to violence while trying to stall foundation stone laying ceremony of...
  • Congress hindering raising of Narmada dam: Modi February 12, 2009

    Himmatnagar (Gujarat): The Congressled Central and Maharashtra governments are creating hurdles for raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam to 138 metres, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. "The Central Government and the Congressled Maharashtra government are halting the installation of gates of the Dam and restricting work...
  • No regrets on opposing Narmada dam: Patkar March 24, 2008

    Two decades later is the Narmada Bachao Andolan a failure or is than an unfair comment? That is the key issue Karan Thapar discussed on Devils Advocate with the movements principal leader Medha Patkar. Karan Thapar: Twentythree years after you got involved with the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the dam has reached...
  • Taare Zameen Par banned in Vadodara multiplex December 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par that released nationwide on Friday has been banned in a Vadodara multiplex because of protests by a body called the Sardar Patel Group. The members of the group staged a protest outside the INOX multiplex that was all set to screen the...
  • Jamming for River Yamuna's sake June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Free spirited jugalbandi is something Rahul Ram has been doing successfully for the last decade. His folkrock band Indian Ocean's mainstream success is an example. So when it comes to a musical tribute for the River Yamuna on World Environment Day, it's time to jam in the hope...
  • Contempt petition against Narmada dam June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Gujarat government on Friday dedicated the Sardar Sarovar project to the nation. However, even as the state government did this, a contempt petition was filed in the Supreme Court. The petition says the dam height has been raised to over 121 metres instead of 119 metres, but rehabilitation...
  • Displaced India unite, fight: Medha June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Medha Patkar has met the Social Justice Minister Meira Kumar in Delhi to discuss the raising of the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam on River Narmada. But, its not just Narmada that's on her mind. This Narmada Bachao Andolan queen is raising a call for unity, cutting across...
  • NBA activists slam Gujarat govt June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activists led by Medha Patkar staged a dharna outside the Social Justice Ministry on Tuesday, saying Gujarat government's move to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam went against the Supreme Court (SC) directions. Medha asserted that the apex court had directed that...
  • Narmada dam splitting families apart October 12, 2006

    Ahmedabad: Rehabilitation was the buzzword, on which Government locked horns with the activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan. But the problems do not end with mere rehabilitation. For the people living in the Sardar Sarovar Project affected areas, the rehabilitation process has not just uprooted them from their ancestral land...