Make Justice Jha panel’s report on Sardar Sarovar oustees public: Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar demanded that people of Madhya Pradesh who were affected due to the project, whose construction is on in Gujarat, be rehabilitated without delay.

By: PTI | Bhopal | Updated: April 29, 2016 5:02 pm

Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar on Friday demanded that report of Justice Jha Commission that probed the alleged fake land registries and other issues related to the oustees of Sardar Sarovar dam project be made public.

She also demanded that people of Madhya Pradesh who were affected due to the project, whose construction is on in Gujarat, be rehabilitated without delay.

Patkar launched a hunger strike three days back with over 30 people at Neelam Park here demanding rehabilitation of the oustees of the dam project.

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“Jha Commission report should be made public as oustees of the Sardar Sarvor dam have not been rehabilitated yet. Madhya Pradesh government is sitting tight on the report and not taking any action against the corrupt officers who had siphoned off huge money meant for rehabilitation,” the activist told reporters.

She said that around 50,000 people displaced by the project have yet to be rehabilitated.

“But water level of the Sardar Sarvor dam is increased further, which will spell a doom for the people living in the catchment area,” she said.

Jha Commission was set up by the Madhya Pradesh High Court on August 21, 2008 to probe allegations of over 3000 fake land sale registries, corruption in rehabilitation sites, issuance of livelihood grants, allotment of plots for construction of houses to oustees of the project in Alirajpur, Dhar, Khargone and Barwani districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Sardar Sarvor dam is built in Gujarat on river Narmada which originates from MP.


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  1. J
    Apr 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm
    When ever there is scam discovered congress in general and their savior Sharad Pawar in particular send this lady who does not have any proof of sardarsarover oustees, the so called judge just made it a report without finding out truth. Such NGOs should be put behind the bar instead of roaming in public doing more harm and no good at alllt;br/gt;The truth is that suprim court louaded the report of oustees resettlement it was Maharashtra and MP did not do much for;br/gt;Megha Patkar has been stooge of Sharad Pawar throughout. When ever he orders she comes up with flimsiest reasons which has no relevance
    1. M
      Madhuresh kumar
      Apr 30, 2016 at 6:51 am
      Jyotsna, have you ever been to the area to check the reality yourself. Justice Jha is lying and I am sure several other government insutions are lying. In 2006, three Union Ministers visited the valley, their report says the same thing. incomplete R, very poor facilities at resettlement site then on what basis you come to abuse someone. If you can't respect someone then don't abuse, that too without any facts. Don't show your shallowness !