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India: Action Alert! Act fast to stop planned Uttarakhand in Narmada

30 June 2013

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Kindly intervene to stop another planned Uttarakhand
Challenge drowning of 2 lakh population in the Narmada Valley

Dear saathi,

We are writing to you amidst a situation of extreme urgency. The two lakh population of adivasis, farmers, fish workers, potters etc. in the Narmada valley – in the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat in the 245 villages require your immediate support to save their lives and livelihoods.

Reportedly, the state governments have submitted reports of ‘complete rehabilitation’ to the R&R Sub Group of the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) and the NCA is to take a final decision on the 2nd of July at Indore, regarding permission to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam from the present 122 mts to final height of 138 mts.

Thousands are yet to get land, thousands more alternative livelihood, fishing rights, house plots at R&R sites and other amenities and entitlements. Corruption worth, 1,000 crores is under judicial investigation. Major environmental non-compliance has been exposed by MoEF’s expert committees’. In such a situation, drowning the 2 lakh population in the living village communities would be a human massacre, worse than the painful Uttarakhand disaster.

Please intervene to stop the political conspiracy to complete the dam by violating all laws and judicial dicta, when only 10% of its claimed benefits have been realized and the financial, social and environmental costs have increased ten-fold. Please find enclosed our press release, which describes the situation in detail. Please do immediately write to the PM, Water Resources and Social Justice Minister and others to act by law.

With sincere regards,

Medha Patkar (09423965153) Mukesh Bhagoria (09826811982)

Meera (09179148973) Kailash Awasya (09009147868)


Shri Manmohan Singh,

Prime Minister,
 Government of India

South Block, Raisina Hills,
 New Delhi 110 101

Fax: 011-23019545, 23016857
E-mail: manmohan at

Kumari Selja,

 Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,
 Government of India

Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Marg, New Delhi
Ph: 011- 23381001 and 011-23381390

Fax: 011-23014432, 011-23012117

E-mail: min-sje at and psmsje at ;

Shri Harish Rawat,
Minister, Ministry of Water Resources, 
Sharam Shakti Bhawan
Rafi marg
New Delhi-110001 
Office: 11-23714200, 11-23714663 and 11-23711780
Residence: 11-23791352
Fax: 11-23710804 (O) and 11-23793184 ( R)
E-mail: minister-mowr at

Ms. Sonia Gandhi
President, United Progressive Alliance
10, Janpath
Fax: 011-23794616 / 23014481
E-mail: soniagandhi at

Shri Afroz Ahmed

 (Rehabilitation and Impact Assessment),
Narmada Control Authority,
 Narmada Sadan, Vijay Nagar, Indore.

Fax: 0731-2554333

E-mail: at
afrozahmad at -

Shri Sudhir Bhargav, 

Chairman, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Sub Group (SSP) and
 Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 
Government of India

Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Marg, New Delhi
Ph: 011- 23389184 ; Fax:011-23385180

Email: secywel at ,
secywel at

Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Chief Minister,
Government of Madhya Pradesh,
Vallabh Bhawan,

Bhopal, M.P

Fax: 011-2441781
E-mail: cm at

Shri Prithviraj Chavan,
Chief Minister, Maharashtra
Phone +91-22-22025151,22025222
Fax: 022-22029214,
23633272, 23631446
Email: chiefminister at

Dr. Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam
Minister for Forests, Rehabilitation and Relief Works, Earthquake Rehabilitation,
E-mail: Min_Forest at
Office Ph: 91 22 22025398 and +91 22 22024751
Residence Ph: +91 22 23635688 and +91 22 23632748
Mantralaya, Mumbai.

Shri Milind Mhaiskar, IAS
Secretary, Relief Commissioner,
Project Director
Relief & Rehabilitation
14th Floor
Ph: 22025274
sec_r&r at

NAPM Press Note: Raise in SSP Height­ illegal