NARMADA

  • Medha Patkar, activists detained trying to enter water ministry December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Activist Medha Patkar and several of her supporters from the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) were detained by the police when they tried to enter the Water Resources ministry to meet Minister Uma Bharati. The protesters had reached the national capital as part of their Narmada Sangharsh Yatra from Badwani,...
  • Patkar, activists protest against decision to raise Sardar Sarovar dam height October 16, 2014

    Bhopal: Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar on Thursday demanded to rollback Centre's decision to raise height of Sardar Sarovar dam by 17 meters as activists protested in front of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence. "Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has said that the height of the SSP will be...
  • 12 Narmada project affected people arrested for suicide bid October 6, 2014

    Vadodara: Twelve persons, affected by the Narmada Dam project, tried to commit suicide by jumping into the Narmada canal near Naswadi village in the district, but they were pulled out and arrested, police said. Demanding jobs and land against their ancestral lands which they were forced to give for the Narmada...
  • Lokayukta police conducts raids at government official's houses July 25, 2014

    The Lokayukta police conducted raids at two houses of an official of Narmada Valley Development Authority at Barwani and Gwalior, and recovered assets worth over Rs 90 lakh that were disproportionate to his known sources of income. Acting on a tipoff, police conducted searches at the residences of agriculture development and...
  • Gujarat can install gates on dam but can't close them: Centre July 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a Uturn after protests by environmental activists against allowing Gujarat to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the Centre told the Gujarat government that it may construct gates on the dam, but may not close them, official sources said on Thursday. On June 12, the newlyelected Narendra...
  • Paleontologists find rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs in MP July 14, 2014

    Paleontologists have found about six croreyearold rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs in Madhya Pradesh's Narmada valley which may unravel some facts about the food habits of this extinct animal, say experts. "We have recently found fossilised feces of dinosaurs along with its bones during excavation in Umarban area near famous tourist...
  • Madhya Pradesh government approves NarmadaMalwaGambhir link project June 18, 2014

    After successfully connecting Kshipra river with Narmada, Madhya Pradesh government has approved NarmadaMalwaGambhir Link Project with an estimated cost of Rs 2,143 crore. The project was approved during a meeting of Narmada Control Board chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday, an official release said. The Board sanctioned Rs 2,143...
  • State Congress chief Arun Yadav criticises decision to increase Narmada dam height June 14, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Arun Yadav on Friday said the decision of Narmada Control Authority to allow raising of the height of Sardar Sarovar dam by 17 metres would adversely affect the farmers in the state. Yadav said his party would strive to protect the rights of the farmers and if...
  • Decision to raise height of Narmada dam gives locals' sleepless nights June 13, 2014

    Locals OF Dharmpur village in Madhya Pradesh feel they have not received the promised rehabilitation package and they fear the height of the Narmada dam will further be raised. ...
  • 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 12, 2014

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  • News 360: FIFA World Cup 2014 all set to begin June 12, 2014

    The beautiful game's most celebrated tournament the FIFA World Cup will see daylight in a few hours in Brazil, though the sky hanging over the event's opening will be slightly cloudy due to the smoke emanating from the local protests over money spent in hosting the event. This...
  • 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...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants NarmadaMalwa link to be made national project June 3, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare NarmadaMalwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said on Monday....
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants NarmadaMalwa link to be made national project June 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare NarmadaMalwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said. He said that...
  • 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...
  • Has Govinda's daughter Narmada really refused 30 films in three years? April 26, 2014

    Tampa Bay: Actor Govinda's wife Sunita, who accompanied her husband to International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) 2014, says that her daughter Narmada has refused 30 films in three years. Narmada has been planning to make her debut for a long time and when asked when will she be launched, Sunita said:...
  • Bharuch: Traffic disrupted on highway after bridge railing falls off March 24, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Traffic on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai highway was disrupted early on Monday morning after a portion of the railing on the Sardar Bridge over the Narmada river fell off. According to initial reports, 200 meters of the railing fell off bridge at Bharuch. Police said the traffic is being diverted to the Golden...
  • 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...
  • LK Advani praises Narmada-Kshipra river linking project February 26, 2014

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said if the rivers in India are linked as dreamt by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee then no farmer in the country would remain without water for irrigation. "When Vajpayee was Prime Minister, the river linking scheme was framed so that no farmer...
  • NarmadaKshipra link will be developed as a sacred place: CM February 19, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said his government will declare NarmadaKshipra link at Ujjani village as a "sacred place" and develop it as a religiouscumcultural centre. "We will declare NarmadaKshipra link spot as a sacred place and develop it as a religiouscumcultural centre," Chouhan told reporters after...
  • 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...
  • Centre politicising gate installation at Narmada dam, says Narendra Modi February 17, 2014

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the Centre was ignoring the state's repeated demand to install gates at the Sardar Sarovar dam. "Forty years after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the project, the state is still fighting for the installation...
  • LS polls: AAP may emerge as third force in MP, says Alok Agarwal February 17, 2014

    Narmada Bachao Aandolan (NBA) leader Alok Agarwal, who has been named as the AAP nominee from Madhya Pradesh's Khandwa constituency for the Lok Sabha election, has said that there is a strong possibility of his party emerging as a "third force" in the state. "Be it the BJP or Congress, both...
  • NarmadaKshipra river linking scheme to be formally launched February 7, 2014

    Testing of the ambitious NarmadaKshipra river linking scheme worth Rs 432 crore has been successful and is expected to be formally launched this month, Narmada Valley Development (NVDA) sources said. "Our engineers took nearly 14 months to complete the NarmadaKshipra Simhast Link Scheme which has been tested successfully," sources said in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...