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Sardar Sarovar Dam issue: Medha Patkar joins villagers protesting for rehabilitation


Sardar Sarovar Dam issue: Medha Patkar joins villagers protesting for rehabilitation

Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 01 (ANI): Social Activist Medha Patkar joined a group of villagers protesting in demand for their rehabilitation in Madhya Pradesh's Dhar on Monday night. It was the protest's fifth consecutive day.

The villagers demanded proper rehabilitation and better compensation in lieu of land lost to Sardar Sarovar Dam project. Reportedly, around 200 villages will be affected by the dam.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had ordered evacuation of dam-affected people by July 31. However, villagers were standing their ground, as they were not happy with the rehabilitation and amount of compensation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the dam on August 12 and it would reportedly provide water for irrigation to many drought-affected villages of Gujarat.

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