Sardar Sarovar Dam: Five points to know

Sardar Sarovar Dam: Five points to know

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The project has been beset by controversy since the laying of the foundation stone by then-prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961.

In 1979, the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal, formed to resolve inter-state disputes surrounding the use of Narmada waters, granted approval for the construction of 3,000 small, 135 medium and 30 major dams including two mega dams: the Narmada Sagar and the Sardar Sarovar.

"Hearty wishes to Honorable Prime Minister Thiru.@narendramodi ji. But we were determined to complete the project on our own", Modi said, addressing a rally in Dabhoi, around 60 km from Kevadiya where he formally dedicated the project to the nation.

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This is the second biggest dam in the world after the Grand Coulee Dam in the United States.

Under the project, the four crore people of Gujarat will get access to drinking water, and farmers will greatly benefit from the irrigation of nearly 22 lakh acres of land, claimed Gadkari.

The affected people who were promised compensation in the form of houses or cash against their homes being submerged by the project have not yet been paid, and are left with no other option but to come down on the streets for protest. His Birthday starts with blessings of her mother.

The protesters claimed that the inhabitant families in the villages were affected by rising water levels post closure of gates of Dam on Narmada in neighboring Gujarat.

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"The Sardar Sarovar Project. signals ruin not development for tens of thousands of unsuspecting, hapless and poor farmers", Chellam added.

Greenpeace India's executive director Ravi Chellam said it stood in solidarity with the Narmada Bachao Andolan.

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Here are few things every Indian should know about Sardar Sarovar Dam, which is trending on social media today. However, the court allowed resumption of work in October 2000.

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