Alternative World Water Forum

Narmada Valley will pledge against forcible submergence

Massive gathering on July 31st, 2019: Badwani, Madhya Pradesh

After 34 years of persistent and perseverant struggle for right to life and to save Narmada and all rivers in India, the farmers to fish workers in the Valley can’t rest even today. The new challenge posed by the Gujrat with the support from the Central authorities is that of the threat to fill the Sardar Sarovar reservoir upto 138.68 meters in this very monsoon is an absolutely illegal proposal since there are at least 30000 families still residing in the submergence area and their fate can’t be sealed. They can’t be ousted out of their land and communities when Resettlement and Rehabilitation is yet to be completed. There are thousands awaiting the already accepted status and provisions towards justice. The farmers who are yet to be allotted land or paid Supreme Court package of 2018.

The status of the Project having spent Rs.64000+ crores and yet the neither is M.P & Maharashtra assured and received the due benefit of power nor are the drought affected and other farmers or even the dam affected have given the priorities allocation of water; over industrial use! All this and downstream impacts are seriously questioned by the 10lakh population there residing below the dam site upto the estuary.

The conflict raised before the Gujrat and the Centre as well as the dialogue with us is initiated the Kamalnath government is no doubt a welcome. The state of M.P can’t and should not bear all losses for the demanding and pressurizing industries in Gujrat. This will be against the Narmada: our lifeline itself.

We, therefore are to gather in large number on July 31st which was seen as a deadline, in 2017 yet will be declared as a Lifeline!

We invite the representatives of people affected by various developments, projects in the Narmada and elsewhere to be heard by People’s Panel and bring out a report.

Come one and all with hundreds of others as supporters and saviors!

We invite you to Let’s pledge – for rivers, water, nature!

Let us Pledge for the truth – not violence nor Destruction!

Contact :

Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Yadav: 9179617513 | Mahendra Tomar: 9755544097
Maharashtra: Latika Rajput: 9423908123 | Chetan Salve: 9420375730

Narmada Bachao Andolan

Narmada-Ashish Office, Kasravad Road,
Navalpura, Badwani, Madhya Pradesh, Pincode – 451551
M: (+91) 9589662666

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