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Narmada river stage falling after Sardar Sarovar dam top raised: Medha Patkar

Through PTI

AHMEDABAD: Activist Medha Patkar on Sunday claimed that the water stage of the Narmada river has fallen after the peak of the Sardar Sarovar dam used to be raised in Gujarat.

Patkar, who used to be at the leading edge of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, additionally stated the Narmada river used to be getting destroyed.

She alleged that the Sardar Sarovar mission has additionally adversely affected fishermen dwelling downstream of the mega dam, positioned in Gujarat’s Narmada district.

Handing over a lecture right here, Patkar also referred to as upon the younger other folks to soak up the combat in opposition to the federal government over the inland waterways mission, which she stated will lead to “environmental destruction of rivers”.

“Despite the fact that the peak of the Sardar Sarovar (dam) has risen, it has brought about a fall within the water stage (of the river). The water stage recorded in August (monsoon) is generally noticed in April (summer time). The Narmada river is destroyed,” she stated.

Patkar claimed that the federal government’s transfer to hold on with the inland waterways mission with out obtaining due environmental permission and converting regulations to fit the mission is “making a state of affairs the place lakhs of teen are being challenged to soak up the battle.”

The Narmada river flows in the course of the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The Narmada Regulate Authority (NCA) had in 2014 granted permission to boost the peak of the mega dam to 138.68 metres from 121.92 metres.

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