Issue Date: May 31, 2010
Families that lost 60 per cent or more land to canal construction for the Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar dam projects in Khandwa and Khargone districts of Madhya Pradesh should be given cultivable land as compensation, the Supreme Court has ordered. In doing so, the court acknowledged the rights of families affected by canal construction as a category separate from those affected by dam reservoir submergence.
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