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Narmada dam oustees gherao Badwani rehab office, demand implementation of SC order

By Our Representative
In a statement on behalf of 28 villages, whose 195 Narmada dam oustees have been sitting on relay fast for the last 20 days, the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has claimed that a large number of dam affected families have still not received the compensation of Rs 60 lakh and Rs 15 lakh, ordered by the Supreme Court of India about a year ago.
Pointing out that the problem is particularly acute for women-dominated households, a memorandum submitted to the Narmada rehabilitation office in Badwani, Madhya Pradesh, said even today, large number of rehabilitation sites do not drinking water facility, and the land on which these sites have been built has not been levelled.
The 14-point charter of demands in the memorandum, handed over after the villagers gheraoed the office, even as giving village-wide details, said,there is still no separate spot where cattle could drink water in these sites, there are no drainage lines, there are no health centres, there are no street lights, and are are no cremation grounds.

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