The Bhadbhut weir project on the Narmada river, which the prime minister inaugurated, will ruin their livelihood, the fisherman say.
Affected people who owned property are still awaiting proper rehabilitation, while others are not even being recognised as affected.
Water is still not reaching those who need it, while people are being forced to give up their homes and livelihoods linked to the Narmada.
For people living by the Narmada in Madhya Pradesh’s Nimar, Modi’s birthday is being seen as a death day for their homes and livelihoods.
Resettlement and rehabilitation packages are being provided in an exclusionary and ham-handed manner, leaving out those who need it the most.
India is trying to clean up its water. But in arid, industrial Gujarat, it will take a long time – and many more protections – for rivers and lakes to recover from decades of heavy pollution.
Government agencies are trying to acquire land without explicitly establishing consent and farmers are up in arms about it
They battled the spectre of inundation and the harshness of a soil they had no means of cultivating. But the razor-like etches Gujarat’s quarries have scarred their lungs with have left them, literally, gasping for air
Ramaswamy Iyer, civil servant and water policy expert, passed away on September 9. He was 86