Development Issues

Height of controversy

Print edition : September 19, 2014

The Sardar Sarovar dam, a 2011 photo. Photo: Amit Dave/Reuters

People affected by the five major dams on the Narmada river take out a rally in Bhopal on June 28, 2013, demanding proper rehabilitation and compensation. Photo: A.M. Faruqui

Medha Patkar of the Narmada Bachao Andolan. Photo: A. Manikanta Kumar

The Modi government’s permission to increase the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam by installing radial gates on it is met with stiff opposition from the Narmada Bachao Andolan, which threatens to launch another phase of its struggle.
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