Narmada Dam

  • 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

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • More than 5,000 people shifted to safer places in Gujarat as Narmada flows above danger mark August 24, 2013

    With water in Narmada dam flowing at 130.64 metre level following  heavy rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the administrations in south Gujarat districts of Bharuch and Narmada have shifted more than 5,000 people to safer places. The present height of under-construction Narmada dam is 121.92 meters, while the water is flowing...
  • Narmada Bachao Andolan: Villagers to hold sit-in protest in Bhopal June 29, 2013

    Bhopal: Thousands of villagers from areas affected by the Narmada dam will hold a sit-in protest in Bhopal on Thursday. The protesters will launch a five-day 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...
  • Centre worried only about 'nephews and uncles': Modi May 5, 2013

    Devda (Guj): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the Union Government for allegedly ignoring the state government's demand about construction of gates at Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam, and said the Centre was only concerned about "nephews and uncles". "I alongwith our (BJP) leaders like Parsottam Rupala and LK Advani...
  • Gujarat: Fight for water now a way of life for Amreli residents March 5, 2013

    Amreli: With chronic drought and chronic water shortage, the fight for water has become a way of life in Amreli Saurashtra. CNN-IBN travelled there to find out why the promise of drinking and irrigation water from the Narmada dam remains just another dry promise. Setting off with vessels in search...
  • Water level in Narmada Dam touches 7-year high September 7, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Villagers of the Bharuch district were on Thursday evacuated after the water level in the nearby Narmada Dam touched a seven-year high to reach 128.9 meters. The authorities say they will be releasing the water from the dam soon. Experts say that the reason for the rise in water levels...
  • Meet winner of Infosys prize for social sciences January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Amita Baviskar, who has won Infosys Science Prize for social sciences, learnt first hand how projects like the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada River rob entire population of their very reason and means to live. Dams are very big business and about 15-20 per cent of any project...