After a wait of eight long years, the Gujarat government on Thursday got final approval to raise by about 17 metres the height of Sardar Sarovar dam--the country`s most controversial dam project--in a big boost to the state which often faces water woes due to deficient rains.
Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar and the head of an Ahmedabad-based NGO on Tuesday informed a Delhi court that it was not possible for them to reach a compromise and withdraw the defamation cases lodged against each other more than 13 years ago.
Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar was on Monday cross-examined by the defence counsel in metropolitan magistrate`s court in connection with the attack on her during a public meeting held to condemn the 2002 riots.
Narmada Bachao Andolan and lawyer -activist Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday demanded that MP government cancel the power purchase agreement of the Maheshwar project and ensure that no further public money is spent on it.
The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) today demanded that the permission given by Union Ministry of Environment and Forest to a private firm for filling the Maheshwar dam upto a height of 154 meters should be immediately withdrawn.