Narmada Bachao Andolan
The Narmada Bachao Dam 30 major,135 medium and 3000minor dams over Narmada river in Maharashtra, UP and Gujarat.It includes Sardar Sarovar Project which will irrigate 187 lakhhectares of land. 1450 Kw electricity will also be generated, but atwhat cost? 26,000 hectares forest land and 11,320 hectares of agricultural land will be submerged and 67,000 people will bedisplaced help for resettlement ,the problem would not be solved. These tribals can not adopt well in alien environment, as theirculture is quite different. Providing agricultural land will also be of no use because many are not at all interested in agriculture. Adistinct culture will be extinct. The leader of the ‘
who started movementagainst this project. This ‘andolan’ is against the exploitation of nature andviolation of human rights. This is an project which is mythical innature leading to iconological degreadation.
Recently it has come in the newspaper that I Chandigarh5000 trees are cut ruthlessly by the administration for IT park. The trees have been cut illegally to make land available for a newsix-lane road, leading upto the site of the new IT park and thetree-clearing operation are without mandatory environmentalclearances, according to environment conscious resident.