Sardar Sarovar

International Rivers Condemns Arrest of Indian Activist

Protesters in Chikalda.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
International Rivers strongly condemns the arrest of the celebrated Indian activist Medha Patkar and calls for her immediate release.

"We Want to Live Together and Die Together"

Submerged Houses in the Narmada Valley during the 2006 Monsoon.
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Narmada River Valley Trip Report The reservoir of the Sardar Sarovar dam, which is being built on the Narmada River in India, will submerge 245 villages and displace over 43,000 families. Each year, the rains of the monsoon season add more water to the reservoir, permanently submerging villages and towns. This process will continue until the reservoir is full. Submerged Houses in the Narmada Valley during the 2006 Monsoon. Adrienne Fitch-Frankel “We Want to Live Together and Die Together”, a report by Adrienne Fitch-Frankel, investigates the adequacy of resettlement and rehabilitation o

Protesters Assemble to Oppose Sardar Sarovar Dam

Monday, January 1, 2007
On December 31, 2006, the wall of the Sardar Sarovar Dam in India’s Narmada valley was raised to 122 meters. The Sardar Sarovar Dam is the largest in a series of dams, reservoirs and canals that control the flow of the Narmada River, the fifth largest river in India. With this height increase, the dam will flood more than 37,000 hectares of forest and agricultural land and raise the number of displaced people to 320,000. Many of the affected people are indigenous advasis and farmers, who are left with no viable option for resettlement. On the first of January, hundreds of affected people ga
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