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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,
Shri Harish Rawat,
Ministry of Water Resources,
Sharam Shakti Bhawan
Office: 11-23714200 , 11-23714663 and 11-23711780
Fax: 11-23710804 (O) and 11-23793184 ( R)
Ms. Sonia Gandhi
President, United Progressive Alliance
Fax: 011-23794616 / 23014481
Shri Sudhir Bhargav,
Ph: 011- 23389184 ; Fax:011-23385180
Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan
Shri Prithviraj Chavan,
Chief Minister, Maharashtra
Dr. Patangrao Shripatrao Kadam
Minister for Forests, Rehabilitation and Relief Works, Earthquake Rehabilitation,
Office Ph: 91 22 22025398 and +91 22 22024751
Residence Ph: +91 22 23635688 and +91 22 23632748
Shri Milind Mhaiskar, IAS
Secretary, Relief Commissioner,
Relief & Rehabilitation