Sardar Sarovar

Unkept promises

Print edition : October 13, 2017

Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar and oustees of the Sardar Sarovar Dam project at a rally for proper compensation and rehabilitation in Bhopal on May 4. Photo: A.M. Faruqui

A view of the dam that was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17. Photo: PTI

The flooded Rajghat village in Badwani district of Madhya Pradesh after water was released to fill the dam. Photo: Courtesy Narmada Bachao Andolan

The BJP lays claim to the Sardar Sarovar dam by inaugurating it on Modi’s birthday and in an election year, but resettlement and rehabilitation remains dismal.

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