On the 17th day of the Jal Satyagrah at Ghogalgaon, the chief minister made the announcement of reducing the water level to 189 meters in the Omkareshwar dam and that land for land will be given to all the people affected by Omkareshwar dam. It was announced that a 3 minister team has been constituted to deal with the issues and problems of the Omkareshwar Dam.
Narmada Bachao Andolan Press note -10th September 2012
Important victory for the Jal Satyagrahis , Water level reduced to 189 meters in Ghoghalgaon!!
State government announces that all Omkareshwar affected will be given land for land !!
A Contempt petition will be filed in the High court in connection to the Indira Sagar Dam !!
Important victory for the JalSatyagrahis , Water level reduced to 189 meters in Ghoghalgaon!!
On the 17th day of the Jal Satyagrah at Ghogalgaon, the chief minister made the announcement of reducing the water level to 189 meters in the Omkareshwar dam and that land for land will be given to all the people affected by Omkareshwar dam. It was announced that a 3 minister team has been constituted to deal with the issues and problems of the Omkareshwar Dam. With this announcement the water level of the dam was reduced to 189 meters. NArmada Bachao Andolan welcomes this decision. It is worth mentioning that along with senior activist Chittaroopa Palit 50 Men and women had been staging a Jal satyagrah by continuously standing in the rising waters of the Dam. By the 17th day, many of them had rotting skin and their health was deteriorating. But they determination was strong and they continued standing in water even though many times the water reached above their necks. The Satyagrahis were protesting against the Open violation of the Supreme court by increasing water level of the Dam.
State government announces that all affected by Omkareshwar will be given land for land !!
The state government also accepted that they will have to give land for land to the displaced people/ Farmers of Omkareshwar Dam. This announcement is a big victory for the Jal Satyagrahees standing in water for the past 17 days. The Government also announced that their will be a three minister Committee that will work towards resolving the problems and issues related to the Omkareshwar dam in a satisfactory manner .
This Committee will comprise of Industries minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, The tribal and scheduled caste Minister Vijay Shah and Narmada valley development Minister Kanhaiya Lal Aggarwal.
A Contempt petition will be filed in the High court in connection to the Indra Sagar Dam.
Jal Satyagrah continues Khardana and Badkhaliya.
At the same time The Jal Satyagraha continues in Khardana and Badkhaliya. The NBA has decided that they will immediately file a contempt petition against the Governments decision to increase of the water level to 260 meters. It is to be mentioned that according to the orders of the High court and the supreme court , the water level can not be raised above 260 meters.
The Voice of the Jal Sataygrahis has reached the whole country and there has been widespread support for the Satyagrahis. The Media too played its role in showing the world the inhuman atrocity being faced by the Displaced people. All this forced the State government to take a division in favor of the displaced people . Narmada Bachao Andolan is grateful to all its supporters and the media. This victory would not have been possible without their support. The Narmada Bachao Andolan has pledged that The Satayagrah site will be converted into a Land Rights Site. And there it will be ensured that all displaced will get land for land and all other benefits of rehabilitation.
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