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Over 3055 metre-long saree dipped in Narmada river ahead of Modi visit


The Indian Express - Mar 6, 2017
The district administrative officials got made a 3,055-metre-long saree and dipped it in the Narmada river Monday evening in the presence of World Guinness Record officials, sources said. Later, the saree will be cut into pieces and distributed among ...
 

Plant saplings on Narmada banks: CM


Daily Pioneer - Mar 11, 2017
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that lakhs of people would plant saplings in the rainy season under the Narmada Seva Yatra in one day on both the banks of the Narmada river from Amarkantak to Badwani. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ...
 

Scenic view of Bharuch cable-stayed bridge on Narmada river


News Nation - Mar 9, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque to dedicate to nation the cable-stayed (extradosed) bridge which is the longest (1.3 km) in country.The bridge is expected to ease traffic on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway. The state unit Congress ...
 

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Narmada River books

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles for Water and Power


by: Sanjeev Khagram
Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century. Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to this vision of development as something planned by elites with scant regard for environmental and social consequences―especially for the populations that are displaced as their homelands are flooded. In this book, Sanjeev Khagram traces changes in our ideas of what constitutes appropriate development through the shifting transnational dynamics of big dam construction.
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The Sardar Sarovar Project: Assessing Economic and Social Impacts


by: S. Jagadeesan, M. Dinesh Kumar

A much-needed post-facto evaluation of one of the most controversial projects in recent history the Sardar Sarovar Project

Built across the Narmada River, the Sardar Sarovar Project has faced a multitude of economic, financial, social, and environmental challenges since its inception. Its environmental and socioeconomic impacts, as also the net costs and benefits, have been at the center of controversies leading to many protests in recent times.

This book argues that, if properly implemented, such a large project provides a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life of millions of people, who in most cases live in disadvantageous situations.
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Toward Sustainable Development?: Struggling Over India's Narmada River


by: Ronald C Fisher
An interdisciplinary case study of a project to dam the Narmada River in central and western India so that it can be used productively. Diverse opinions of proponents and opponents are expressed, as are studies on human rights of disadvantaged groups displaced by the work.
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In the Belly of the River


by: Amita Baviskar
This book looks at the contemporary controversy over the construction of India's largest system of dams. It focuses most specifically on the lives of the tribals who will be displaced by the construction, and at what is being destroyed in the name of `development'. The book forces us to re-examine the politics of representation within the ideology of progressive movements, and will be of equal interest to scholars and social activists concerned about development, environment, and indigenous peoples.
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