SARDAR SAROVAR DAM

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Modi raps PM for delaying approval of installation of gates on Sardar Sarovar dam January 21, 2014

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for delaying the approval for installation of gates at Sardar Sarovar dam, and requested him to at least heed the demand of state Congress leaders on the same. "I congratulate Gujarat Congress leaders, who met Prime Minister on this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Opposition up in arms against Modi govt on water crisis April 8, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Water scarcity in major regions of Gujarat is heating up the political arena in the state, with Opposition parties and NGOs up in arms against the Narendra Modi government's "inaction" and "mismanagement" of the crisis. Passing the buck, Gujarat has targeted the Centre for denying permission to raise the...
  • Centre discriminatory towards Guj: Modi May 21, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Centre of showing "crookedness" and "discriminatory attitude" towards the state's progress by denying permission to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam. "By not giving approval to construct gates over Sardar Sarovar dam and raise its height, the Centre has shown...
  • 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 23, 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...
  • Contempt petition against Narmada dam January 19, 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 January 3, 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...
  • Height of Sardar Sarovar dam raised January 1, 2007

    New Delhi: The raising of height of the controversial Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat was completed on Sunday. Height of the dam is raised to 121.92 meters, from its earlier height of 110.64 meters, which had earned the wrath of environmentalists. The environmental groups say the project will destroy the...
  • 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...