Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

Narmada Bachao Andolan


Medha Patkar saga: From Narmada anti-dam movement face to fighter for many causes

November 28, 2022 7:18 am

NBA leader and social activist Medha Patkar has again come in line of BJP's fire, in its current Gujarat polls campaign, for being ‘anti-development’, a charge she rejects.

Modi takes on Cong: Calling me names, trying to show me my aukat but silent on development

November 22, 2022 9:11 am

Gujarat elections: Points to Medha Patkar at Rahul yatra, says Gujarat will punish those with Narmada protesters

BJP attacks Congress over Medha Patkar: What was the activist's role in Narmada Bachao Andolan?

November 21, 2022 9:35 pm

The BJP, including PM Modi, have made jibes over Medha Patkar's participation in Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra. While Patkar was once an AAP member, she has been targeted by BJP leaders earlier too.

Election Watch | Why does BJP dislike Medha Patkar? After Amit Shah, PM Modi hits out at activist

November 20, 2022 5:46 pm

For the BJP, Patkar is not just the face of the agitation against the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada, a pet project of Modi as CM and PM, but also one of the figures who led protests against the 2002 riots.

Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar’s passport impounded

December 11, 2019 1:43 pm

The two-page show cause notice reportedly mentions nine FIR's registered against her in several districts of Madhya Pradesh between 1996 to 2017.

Activist Medha Patkar gets passport office notice on pending cases; cries foul

November 21, 2019 10:10 pm

The notice was issued to Medha Patkar on October 18, asking her why her passport should not be impounded for not disclosing criminal cases pending against her while seeking the document, an official said.

Medha Patkar ends fast as MP shows steps being taken

September 03, 2019 7:07 am

Patkar had begun her fast at a village on the banks of the Narmada in Badwani district on August 25 to protest the decision to fill Sardar Sarovar Dam up to a level of 138.68 metres.

Religious persons on Narmada conservation committee: Panel member offers to quit over ‘controversial figures’

April 23, 2018 4:34 am

“Being an RSS activist, I was associated with VHP and cow protection. I am not disinterested in Narmada conservation, but cow protection is my primary duty. I have never been involved in any controversy and never associated myself with controversial persons so I am feeling uncomfortable,” Akhileshwaranand said.

Medha Patkar calls for public debate with government on SSD-related issues

September 27, 2017 8:13 pm

The delay in the completion of the dam was due to numerous reasons. Patkar-led NBA took the government to the Supreme Court over environmental and rehabilitation issues, and obtained a stay in 1996.

The PM’s Trail: With jibe at World Bank, Son of India inaugurates Sardar Sarovar dam

September 17, 2017 7:00 pm

The inauguration of the dam in Gujarat is seen as a political gesture, especially as 85 per cent of the Narmada river’s catchment area lies in Madhya Pradesh.