Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam. It is the second biggest dam in the world on the Narmada river in Gujarat. It is said that the project has helped transport the waters of the Narmada river to the water-Exiguous areas of Gujarat through an detailed canal and pipeline network.
Activist Medha Patkar has been on indefinite fast since 27 July soliciting proper resettlement of Sardar Sarovar Project-oustees, from Chikhalda in Dhar district.
Thousands of families along the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani, Dhar, Alirajpur and Khargone districts are at risk of getting displaced with the closing of gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam in neighboring Gujarat and resultant rise in the water level in its catchment area.