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Narmada Control Authority discusses hiking dam height further

By Gargi Parsai

NEW DELHI, MAY 12. The Narmada Control Authority met at the Sardar Sarovar Project site in Gujarat on Tuesday and reviewed the situation. Even as the dam height is being raised to 110 metres by June and people displaced at that height are yet to be rehabilitated, the NCA considered the conditions for increasing the height to 121.92 metres. The spillway crests are to be constructed at this height.

The Authority asked the representatives of the four riparian States — Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan — to assess how many people would be affected by the project at the next proposed height of 121.92 metres, which is targeted to be achieved by June next year.

The rehabilitation and resettlement of people affected by the dam at the height of 110 metres is not yet complete. Maharashtra had sought four months' time to complete the rehabilitation of the dispossessed people. It is yet to submit the Action Taken Report on the rehabilitation of the displaced people.

Meanwhile, more than 200 tribal families continued their dharna for the fourth day today in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra seeking land-based rehabilitation at the height of 110 metres as was provided for in the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal award.

As the monsoon approaches and the threat of dam-related submergence looms large, the Narmada tribals will be forced to occupy the denuded forest land near the dharna site, according to the Narmada Bachao Andolan.

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