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URGENT ALERT FROM INDIA: Dont let the Govt. Drown the Narmada Valley to celebrate Modi’s Birthday

15 September 2017

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Reports from the Narmada valley in Madhya Pradesh say the water levels have risen to 128.50 metres, higher than ever before, with waters entering starting to enter the historic Rajghat in Badwani district, where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba and Mahadev Desai have been kept. An email alert from the anti-dam Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), says that waters have also entered into several other villages, including Nisarpur in Dhar District. Thousands will be affected. Please take urgent action, call and write to the officials to protect constitutional right of life and livelihood.

September 15, 2017

WE APPEAL TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY TO STAND WITH PEOPLE OF NARMADA VALLEY AND CALL OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES and ask them to immediately stop filling Sardar Sarovar dam till the rehabilitation is complete as per the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal Award (NWDTA), state policy and many court judgments. Please call to the following contact numbers, email them and held them accountable for safeguarding the constitutional right of life and livelihood.

The Narmada Bachao Andolan reports that the lives of more than 40,000 families are in danger as the obdurate stand of the governments of India and Madhya Pradesh have, without providing rehabilitation as per court directives allowed the Water Level to rise to 128.50 meters, Water enters into Rajghat, Nisarpur and other villages.

Protesting Villagers –NBA says – are determined, and will not vacate house, ready to get drowned. People of Narmada Valley have challenged the MP Government accusing it of being ‘Dead for the Narmada Valley.’ The Water released from unfilled reservoirs to fill the Sardar Sarovar, murder for celebrating Narmada Mahotsav and dedicating the Dam on Modi’s birthday is shameful tactics amidst upcoming polls in Gujarat.

Badwani, Madhya Pradesh | September 15, 2017: In an unprecedented turn of events, Madhya Pradesh Government coercive measures resulting drowning of more than 40000 families living in the submergence area of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Since yesterday, water level is continuously rising and now reached to 128.50 meters drowning Rajghat, Nisarpur and other villages. Water level is continuously rising after release of large amount of water from unfilled dams just to celebrate the Narmada Mahotsav on Modi’s birthday. This is nothing but a shameless show of personal obsession by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disastrous submission by Shivraj Singh Chouhan to the dirty politics supported by Gujarat and Maharashtra Government. Water being released from other dams to fill the Sardar Sarovar, resulting drowning of thousands of families, Houses, bridges, Cattles, trees and large tracts of forest and prime agricultural land.

A large number of affected families haven’t received the house plots and compensation entitled to them, thousands of applications remain unheard before the Grievance Redressal Authority (GRA), leaving no options to the families but to protest on streets.

In Gujarat, the work on the Narmada Canals is also not complete and only able to construct nearly 30% of the total length of Canal network, which exposes the claims of Government to bring water to Kutch and other districts of Gujarat. This is nothing but a politics of giving false hope to people of Gujarat to win elections at the cost of life of lakhs of people of Narmada Valley.

This cannot be more shameless act by the elected Government of any democratic country.

Appeal to be sent to:

President of India
Shri Ramnath Kovind - presidentofindia at
+91 11 23015321 ( Off.), +91 11 23017290, 23017824 (Fax)
Tweet @rashtrapatibhvn

Secretary to President
Sanjay Kothari - secy.president at - +91 11 23013324, +91 11 23014930

Write to Prime Minister of India
click on the link and register your grievance
Tweet @narendramodi
Tweet @PMOIndia

Principal Secretary to Prime Minister
Sh. Nripendra Misra - 011 - 23013040

Addl. Principal Secretary to Prime Minister
Dr. P. K. Mishra - 011 - 23014844

Ministry of Water Resources
Shri Nitni Gadkari - minister-mowr at , egov-mowr at, email at - +91 11 23714200,23714663 ( Off.)
+91 11 23710804 (Fax)
Twitter @nitin_gadkari

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Minister of State (Independent Charge) Shri Dr. Harsh Vardhan - drhrshvardhan at, +91 11 24695136, 24695132 (Off.), +91 11 24695329 (Fax)
Tweet @drharshvardhan

Hardik Shah, PS to Minister - ps2mefcc at

Ministry of Law and Justice
Minister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad - ravis at, +91 11 23387557, 23386615 (Off.), +91 11 23384241 (Fax)
Tweet @rsprasad

Ministry of Rural Development
Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar - ns.tomar at , +91 11 23782373, 23782327 (Off.), +91 11 23385876 (Fax)
Tweet @nstomar

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Minister Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot - tc.gehlot at, +91 11 23381001, 23381390 (Off.), +91 11 23381902 (Fax)
Minister of State Shri Krishan Pal - +91 11 23072192, 23072193 (Off.), +91 11 23072194 (Fax)
Minister of State Shri Ramdas Bandu Athawale - mos3-msje at , +91 11 23381656, 23381657 (Off.), +91 11 23381669 (Fax)

Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Minister Shri Jual Oram - letters at, +91 11 23388482, 23381499 (Off.), +91 11 23070577 (Fax)
Tweet @jualoram

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chauhan - cm at - Office Phone : +91 755 2441581, +91 755 2441033, Office Fax : +91 755 2441781,
Tweet @ChouhanShivraj

Gujarat Chief Minister
Shri Vijaybhai R. Rupani - Office Phone : +91 79 23232611
+91 79 23232619, Office Fax : +91 79 23222101
Tweet @vijayrupanibjp

Maharashtra Chief Minister
Shri Devendra Fadnavis - cm at
- Office Phone : +91 22 22025222, +91 22 22025151, Office Fax : +91 22 22029214,
Tweet @Dev_Fadnavis

​National Human Rights Council of India
Send Complaints to National Human Rights Council of India​ at cr.nhrc at (link sends e-mail)
Secretary General / Chief Executive Officer of the Commission - sgnhrc at
Director General (Investigation) - dg-nhrc at

National Commission for Women in India - ncw at
Complaint Cell - complaintcell-ncw at

National Commission for Scheduled Castes
Prof. Dr. Rameshankar Katheria (Chairman) - +91 - 24620435, +91 - 24606802
Shri L. Murugan, Vice Chairman - +91 - 24654105, +91 - 24606828

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
Shri Nand Kumar Sai, Chairperson - chairperson at

Mr. Vinod Kumar Nagvanshi, APS to Chairperson - vnagwanshi7 at