Issue Date: Aug 2, 2012
People displaced by the Omkareshwar dam on the river Narmada are likely to get land compensation now following the orders of the grievance redressal authority (GRA) set up to look into their complaints. On July 31, GRA issued an order directing the Madhya Pradesh government and the Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation (NHDC), a subsidiary of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation, to protect the “land for land” rights of the first batch of 2,500 oustees who approached the authority for relief and rehabilitation (R&R).
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