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“The Government of India claims that the multi-purpose Sardar Sarovar Project would irrigate more than 1.8 million hectares (mostly in Gujarat and some in Rajasthan) and solve drinking water problems in drought-prone areas like Kutch and Saurashtra in Gujarat.
The Sardar Sarovar Dam is the largest among the 30 big dams planned to be constructed on the Narmada River in central and western India, and the fifth largest in the subcontinent.
The Sardar Sarovar project was initiated by India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, in the 1950s. It has been delayed by longstanding legal disputes and protests.
This dam, with a proposed height of 137 meters, has emerged as the focal point of the Narmada Bachao Andolan concerted opposition and resistance.” Entra aqui em campo a senhora Mehda Paktar , que contra a construção da barragem fez uma greve da fome de 20 dias e foi detida. Ganhou a atenção internacional para o caso.
“India’s Booker prize winner and activist Arundhati Roy told the BBC that the water resources minister “just said he will go to the Narmada Valley and see the rehabilitation work for himself but the construction is continuing, they are not stopping it.”
Ainda em Novembro passado: “A massive demonstration was held in Khandwa by thousands of people affected by dams in the Narmada valley. The people declared that they will fight till the last breath and demanded that all candidates standing in the upcoming state assembly elections in the Narmada valley regions will have to clarify their stand about the rights of the displaced people. Representatives from many peoples’ organizations from different parts of the state and country participated in this Maha-Rally.
Activists of the Anti-Coca Cola struggle and Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan also expressed their solidarity in this struggle against the corporate rule.”