NARMADA RIVER

  • Watch: Locals oppose to raising the height of Narmada dam June 13, 2014

    The permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam has created controversy. There has been opposition to the move by locals whose lands will be submerged. The locals who are opposing the dam height being raised said that their life depends on the Narmada river. ...
  • Narmada Dam height to be raised by 17 metres, 2.5 lakh people to be affected June 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The Narmada Dam authorities allow the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 metres. According to the Narmada Bachao Andolan, there are about 2,50,000 people residing in the submergence area. They have their homes, markets, agriculture and horticulture, trees and places of worship, all of...
  • Review petition in Gujarat High Court against 'Statue of Unity' February 18, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A review petition was filed in Gujarat High Court on Monday against the 'Statue of Unity', a pet project of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, seeking reversal of an earlier order whereby a PIL on the issue was dismissed. On January 13, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and...
  • Protest to demand release of water into canals January 5, 2014

    The project affected people of Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar dam projects built on Narmada river on Sunday staged a protest before a team of Union Ministry of Environment at Amladha village to demand release of water into canals. The protesters, led by Sheru Patel, Rajesh Patidar and Bhagwan Bai, on Sundaytold...
  • About 17,000 people from Bharuch moved to safer places after release of Narmada water August 27, 2013

    Around 17,000 people from the low-lying areas of 30 villages of Bharuch district and old Bharuch city have so far been shifted to safer places, as the release of water from Narmada dam due to heavy rains have increased the water level. "Close to 17,000 people from the low lying areas...
  • MP: Narmada flowing above the danger mark in Hoshangabad August 23, 2013

    Bhopal: The Narmada river in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh is flowing 15 ft above the danger mark. Many villages in and around the river banks have been cut off due to which the Army has been called out to rescue the stranded people. Meanwhile, schools have been shut down due...
  • 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...
  • Congress slams Modi for spreading 'lies' on Narmada issue May 6, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Sunday alleged that Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been spreading "blatant lies" and unnecessarily blaming the Centre for not constructing gates at the Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam. "Gujarat Chief Minister is using the Narmada project for a canard campaign against the central government and spreading blatant...
  • Gujarat: Saurashtra faces acute water shortage March 19, 2013

    Amreli (Gujarat): Lack of water in Gujarat's Saurashtra region has forced people to pay more for water than what they earn in a day. It has been over a week since residents of Bhatarwadi locality in Amreli have had water. Setting off with vessels in search of water has become a...
  • Omkareshwar Dam protest: Moily meets NHPC officials September 7, 2012

    Khandwa: Power minister Veerappa Moily on Friday met NHPC officials to discuss the Omkareshwar project in Khandwa. CNNIBN had highlighted the protests by locals against the 520 MW plant which is a joint venture between NHPC and the Madhya Pradesh government. The villagers are against raising the height of the...
  • Heavy rains in MP, Narmada above danger mark September 6, 2012

    Bhopal: Heavy rainfall has been reported across Madhya Pradesh over the last 24 hours. The BhopalIndoreKhandwa state highway is closed. The Narmada River is flowing above the danger level in Omkareshwar and Khandwa. The government has opened all the gates of the Omkareshwar dam to maintain steady water levels. This...
  • Bus falls into Narmada canal, 41 children die | In Pics April 16, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 44 people, mostly schoolchildren, died when their bus fell into a canal on the Narmada river in Bodeli near Vadodara early Wednesday. Early reports say that out of the 44 dead, there are 41 school children. Among the other casualties, driver of the bus, the conductor and...