Narmada Bachao Andolan – India

Linked with out presentation of Medha Patkar – India.

Linked also with the presentation of The Narmada Dam Project – India.

The construction of large dams on the River Narmada in central India and its impact on millions of people living in the river valley has become one of the most important social issues in contemporary India. Through this website, we the friends of the Narmada valley and its people hope to present the perspective of grassroots people’s organisations on the issue. Read an introduction to the issue.

The Friends of River Narmada is an international coalition of organisations and individuals (mostly of Indian descent). The coalition is a solidarity network for the Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement) and other similar grassroots struggles in India. More info about us. (Read more on ‘Friends of the River Narmada‘).

Narmada Bachao Andolan is a national coalition of environmental and human rights activists, scientists, academics, and project-affected people, working to stop several dam projects in the Narmada Valley. To learn more, visit IRN’s Narmada campaign. To learn about the NBA’s interest in dam decommissioning and reoperation, see the NBA backgrounder prepared for the July 1998 International Dam Decommissioning Strategy Workshop. (Read more on this issue on River Revival).

Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) (Save Narmada Movement) is a non governmental organisation (NGO) that mobilised tribal people, adivasis, farmers, environmentalists and human rights activists against the Sardar Sarovar Dam being built across the Narmada river, Gujarat, India. It aims to enable the poor citizens especially the outsees to get the full rehabilitation facilities from the government. Their mode of campaign includes hunger strikes, mass media publicities, garnering support from noted film and art personalities etc.Narmada Bachao Andolan, together with its leading spokespersons Medha Patkar and Baba Amte, was the 1991 recipient of the Right Livelihood Award. (Read more on wikipedia).

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