Hell and high water
The incendiary Sardar Sarovar Dam project came to a head on March 15 this year, when Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) agitators, led by the …
No need to be neutral
NEW DELHI, August 28, 2003. At a press conference, Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patekar said that the NBA would support candidates …
Patkar unperturbed by exodus of villagers
Medha Patkar, doyenne of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), which opposes the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) on the Narmada river, has won a major …
Solar power is the only viable alternative
K R DATYE has been associated for years with grassroots organisations such as the Pani Panchayat and the Mukti Sangharsh, which has spearheaded …
And justice for all?
In the search for their rightful place in things, the adversaries of the Sardar Sarovar project have taken the issue to the highest court in India
What is the review committee up to?
The Narmada Bachao Andolan says it is content with the Narmada project review panel, but the government says there will be no change in the …
A reprieve for tribals
The Gujarat government has been ordered not to close the sluice gates of the Sardar Sarovar dam until all rehabilitation and resettlement plans …
Drowning all hope
The United Front government's agreement on the contentious issue regarding the Sardar Sarovar dam, callously ignored the interests of the people …
A bewildering range
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More hard facts and much less syrup, please
Both films end as abruptly as they begin, fragments of documentation on celluloid or videotape that aim, as one said at the beginning, at evoking …
Wanted: an independent appeals institution
If the World Bank does not withdraw from the Narmada dam, it will undermine the credibility it gained from setting up the review team. US NGOs …
Oustees of the Sardar Sarovar Project still languish in large numbers
for a roof over their head
The Supreme Court's order to increase the height of the Narmada dam comes in for criticism. Madhya Pradesh decides to file a petition
The drowning of biodiversity
A recent report on the Narmada Sagar and Omkareshwar projects raises fears of the loss of biodiversity in the region
Video magazine ignore environmental issues
The story ends on a cynical note suggesting both Patkar and the government are doggedly pursuing their separate goals
Disappointing and poorly done
There is no merit in the Morse committee's philosophy which can be summed up as 'do nothing till you've done everything'
Dozens of families displaced from Gujarat villages in the vicinity of the Sardar Sarovar dam years back have returned to their original homes …
The closing of the gates
A controversy boiled over when the construction sluices were closed abruptly and affected scores of people
Defending the indefensible
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New rules for secrecy
Critics have condemned the World Bank's new information policy, as a mockery of the basic rules of informed public debate and environmental …
Japanese unhappy about resettlement plans
The Japanese have refuted Indian press reports that they were satisfied with R&R measures for the Narmada dam project
Autopsy of a betrayal
The Prime Minister has exposed his political immaturity on a matter as grave as the Sardar Sarovar Project and the bureaucracy has forced his …
Was India forced to reject World Bank aid?
Various reasons are being put forward to explain why India refused further World Bank assistance for the controversial Sardar Sarovar project.
Patkar populism lights sparks on Zee TV
Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar fended with dexterity the provocative questions posed to her in Zee TV's Aapki Adalat.
Activists against the Narmada dam gear up to face the submergence of the first set of villages