Narmada: India's Soul in Danger

Sanctuary Asia, April 2000
Sanctuary Asia, Mumbai, India 2000

In the 1960's, when trust in technology was still intact plans were put up to construct 30 huge dams and thousands of small weirs across the Narmada river and its tributaries. Bargi and Tawa dam have been completed, half a dozen more are currently under c onstruction. Half of the river is going to be turned into still waters. A continuous series of lakes created by the Sardar Sarovar, the Maheshwar, Omkareshwar and Narmada Sagar dams would stretch from Rajpipla eastwards upto near Hoshangabad. The ecology of the whole region would be thrown out of balance. more...

See also:

India's Programme on Interlinking Rivers
Oxford University Paper, 2005

Troubled Water - India is heading for a water crisis
The New Internationalist, April 2006